Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

Outsiders make up a third of Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union’s candidate list

As many as 44 candidates on the list of the Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) are not party members, a third of the total. “Unlike other political forces, we did not require that our candidates […]

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Opinion: Corruption scandals show Trumpism is rampant in Lithuania’s parties

Judging by the reactions of parties’ chairmen and their members to the cronyism and corruption scandals rocking Lithuania’s political parties, the leaders of Lithuania’s “classical” political parties – the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the Social Democrats and the Liberal Movement – are rife with Trumpism, argues political observer Arkadijus Vinokuras. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

How will scandal affect Liberals’ voters and potential coalition partners?

It is still anybody’s guess how voters will react to the corruption scandal of former Liberal Movement chairman Eligijus Masiulis. Until the scandal broke, polls showed the Social Democratic party, the Liberal Movement and the […]

Liberal leader Eligijus Masiulis, conservative leader  Gabrielius Landsbergis and social democrat leader Algirdas Butkevičius

What would a Lithuanian government without a Conservative or Social Democrat PM look like?

A week ago, we saw the first opinion polls conducted after the launch of the official election campaign. Although things can change dramatically over the coming six months before October’s general elections, looking at “ground zero” situation can tell us much about how the campaign may develop and what results to expect. […]