Elections to the Seimas

New ratings – concerning trends

Bad news for the LiberalsIf elections were to happen next Sunday, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LPGU) would triumph in it following its continued rise in popularity. Political scientist Virgis Valentinavičius warns that the […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis

ELECTIONS. Who will win the 2nd round and form the coalition government?

Epilogue no. 2 and prologue no. 1 to the coming four years: single-mandate lottery in the second round and a coalition. Ligitas Kernagis who failed to obtain a mandate in this election once sang “Ratings, ratings, ratings everywhere, single-mandate in hand, money elsewhere”. We will not be talking about money in this article because much has already been said while analysing the financial declarations of candidates. Today we speak of that which everyone is concerned with – who will win the second round and form the coalition government. […]

Aloyzas Sakalas

ELECTIONS. Social Democrat veterans urge Butkevičius to resign

Social Democrat (LSDP) honorary chairman Aloyzas Sakalas makes no effort to sugarcoat his words. He has stated that after such election results Algirdas Butkevičius should resign as party chairman.“During Butkevičius’ term the Social Democrats have […]