Aurelijus Veryga, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Agnė Širinskienė

“Farmers” set the stage for V. Uspaskich and A. Guoga

Voters are turning from the “Farmers” and beginning to seek new “messiahs”. This is a niche for Viktor Uspaskich and Antanas Guoga to appear or perhaps some other rising populist movement, states political scientist Vincentas […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis ir Saulius Skvernelis

Test passed by Kubilius and Butkevičius – will Karbauskis and Skvernelis succeed?

With Seimas beginning a new season of work, it will finally be clear whether Saulius Skvernelis’ cabinet is capable of accomplishing the reforms it promised. For now doubts are cast not only by the lack […]

Saulius Skvernelis ir Ramūnas Karbauskis

Will the “Peasants” keep their promises to voters?

According to the data of early surveys, Ramūnas KarbauskisPeasant and Greens Union’s popularity could have jumped up to 28% after the elections. Such a jump in ratings means significant expectations from the public toward the party. The party leaders promised faster increases in income, fighting emigration, moving ministries and many other potentially costly initiatives, but the economy could grow slower than expected next year. How will the “Peasants” manage to uphold their campaign promises and how strong will the fascination of society with the party prove to be? […]

Skvernelis during the last TV debate on LRT

ELECTIONS. Analysis. Social policy debate – another victory for the “Peasants”

The “Peasants” (LVŽS) are celebrating their second consecutive debate victory, shows a survey of experts done by after the social policy debate. The “Peasant’s” performance was once again voted as the best, however the lead over the Conservatives (TS-LKD) who were left in second place is only one point. Furthermore most experts agree that G. Landsbergis’ (TS-LKD) closing statement was the strongest, while S. Skvernelis’ (LVŽS) speech was decent, but reading off a paper made for a bad image. […]