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Lower election threshold in Lithuania – more democracy or more chaos?

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament recently lowered electoral threshold and while supporters loud it as a vehicle for more democracy, opponents have called it a Trojan horse designed to help fringe parties enter parliament. The bill reducing the threshold for parties from 5 to 3 percent and for coalitions from 7 to 5 percent was passed with the votes of the ruling coalition, despite the opposition’s boycott. At the moment, parties in…