It may not be that the largest budget is the deciding factor for a successful election campaign, however it remains an important factor in many cases. The ban on business contributions to campaigns has significantly changed the budgetary landscape, but parties still retain opportunities to benefit from business partners.
The three months leading up to a major election such as that to Seimas is filled with debate, political activism and accusations of slander and misinterpretation. No real changes occur, making it a rather dull time. It is, however, a time to consider a key problem that many young voters are faced with.