The number of members of political parties in Lithuania has risen by 3,400 to 118,800 over the past year, which accounts for 5 percent of the country's adult population, shows data published by Statistics Lithuania on Monday.
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.
The new Labour Code passed by the Seimas has not been well received by voters. Based on a poll by public opinion and market research company Vilmorus more than half of the respondents viewed the new Labour Code negatively. The negative perception of the code was found across the electorates of almost all parties, albeit less so among Social Democrat (LSDP) and Polish Electoral Action voters.