There has been much talk about how Lithuania can expect change following the recent Seimas election. Both the leading parties, the “Peasants” (LVŽS) and the Conservatives (TS-LKD) hold the education system to be a priority with a great deal attention to the topic in their programmes.
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.
The elections have ended and we will continue to analyse the results for the next few days. Much has been said in other formats (most likely more will be), but with this entry I would like to summarise the first round of elections in the format of an awards ceremony.