Gintautas Paluckas
Politics

Paluckas admits having received requests from “Farmers”

Social Democrat Party leader Gintautas Paluckas admitted to the tv3.lt news portal that he received a number of requests from various “Farmers” to join the Social Democrats prior to the coming Seimas elections. Agnė Širinskienė […]

Lithuania

Will there be new “saviours”? What should be expected from the 2020 Seimas elections

“Lithuanian elect “saviours” primarily due to disappointment,” political scientist Kęstutis Girnius commented on Lithuanians‘ electoral preferences in the lead up to the nearing 2020 Seimas elections, Viktorija Rimaitė, wrote in Lrytas.lt The Labour Party (DP), […]

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Politics

In the last 2 years, number of MPs declaring their meetings with interest groups or lobbyists doubles

In the last 2 years, the number of Lithuanian MPs who declare with which interest groups or lobbyists they meet has doubled. Last year, parliamentarians also announced 1,5 times more meetings than in 2017. These figures are reported in research conducted by Transparency International Lithuania, which includes information from manosusitikimai.lt, official work calendars, and personal websites of the parliamentarians. […]

Gintautas Paluckas, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Gabrielius Landsbergis
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After the elections: party triarchy without power

The only true and unquestionable winner of these elections is committees. Their victory in these elections is undisputable, Dominykas Vanhara writes on lzinios.lt. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
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Political scientists on election results: there no longer is support for Karbauskis’ claim of winning all elections

On Sunday night, the results of the municipal council and mayor elections emerged. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist and docent Mažvydas Jastramskis spoke that these elections were akin to three exams: an exam of democracy, an exam of the party system and an exam of the government. […]

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Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Vytenis Andriukaitis
Politics

Vytenis Andriukaitis completes gathering prerequisite signatures

Presidential candidate Vytenis Andriukaitis has gathered the prerequisite number of citizens’ signatures to participate in the elections, lrt.lt reports. […]