Liberals need to think differently to make gains from second place
the Lithuania Tribune, DELFI
Monday, February 1, 2016
The Liberal Movement are securely the second-most popular party in Lithuania after the Social Democrats, according to opinion polls, but despite their good ratings there are reasons for unease for the party in the run up to this year’s elections.
Party chair Eligijus Masiulis and MEP Antanas Guoga
A new political party has been established in Lithuania ahead of general elections in October. In the founding assembly held in Panevėžys, northern Lithuania, last weekend, some 2,600 founding members voted to call the party Increase of Non-Taxable Income (PNPD).
As the general elections approach, Lithuania's political parties have become acutely aware of fluctuations in their popularity ratings. The social democrats, the biggest party in the current ruling coalition, continue to top survey results, but will that translate into votes and, eventually, into parliamentary seats?