Politics

A year of party decline: numbers reveal an uncomfortable truth

The Gintautas Paluckas’ Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) remains Lithuania’s largest political party with a membership of 16,545 members. However, both the LSDP and the other parties in decline in Lithuania in membership this year, […]

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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. […]

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. […]

Vladimiras Laučius
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Vladimiras Laučius. The new Nausėda: lessons from Grybauskaitė and compliments from Butkevičius

A generation of young Lithuanians has nearly grown up, which has from birth listened to musings on whether Gitanas Nausėda will participate in the presidential elections. Already in 2009, kindergarteners probably knew how to draw a sun, their mom and the house under the Pūčkoriai Outcrop. […]