Posts tagged as ruling party

Ruling party leader hints at challenging Lithuania’s election results

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Ramūnas Karbauskis, the leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) which lost the recent parliamentary elections, has said says he backs efforts by a coalition partner to dispute the election results. The Electoral Action of Poles-Christian Family Alliance (LLRA-KŠS) has called for the annulment of results in the multi-member constituency, arguing the vote was influenced by a campaign directed against the party. The party, which has failed…

Lithuanian Seimas speaker urged to step down after throwing his lot with opposition party

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lithuania’s Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis should step down from the position, since it should be occupied by someone representing the ruling party, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has said. Pranckietis announced on Tuesday that he would be running for parliament in October’s elections with the opposition Liberal Movement party. “I believe the political tradition […] would require that he step down,” the prime minister told reporters on Tuesday. Pranckietis gave up…

Lithuania’s ruling party leader threatens LRT after report on minister

Friday, May 15, 2020

After LRT Investigation Team reported on alleged kickbacks received by Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič, the leader of Lithuania’s ruling party threatened to investigate LRT. If law enforcement finds no wrongdoing on behalf of the minister, Ramūnas Karbauskis said he would raise the question regarding the work of LRT Investigation Team. Karbauskis is the head of Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), which is in a ruling coalition with the Polish-minority…

Lithuania’s ruling party to name presidential candidate late this year or early next year

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) plans to name its presidential candidate late this year or early next year, the ruling party’s leader said on Tuesday, adding that he or she will be a person who will represent “the grassroots” of society. “The LFGU will announce its decision during its meeting, which will take place at a date set by the country. Preliminary, I think it will happen at the end…