Lithuania's Order and Justice party, which has won two mandates in the European Parliament, has been left with a debt of nearly 1 million litas (EUR 289,000), shows a financial report submitted to the Central Electoral Commission.
Order and Justice party

Monday is the last day for parties that ran in the EP elections and presidential candidates to submit their financial reports. The electoral watchdog told BNS it had received most of the reports, except from the Labour Party, the Liberal and Centre Union, and the presidential candidate Artūras Paulauskas.

According to data published by the Central Electoral Commission, the Order and Justice party collected 1.08 million litas in donations (660,000 litas earmarked by the party and 390,000 litas received from the state budget).

However, the party spent 2.01 million litas on the campaign and was left with a debt of 929,900 litas.

Kęstas Komskis, the head of the party's election bureau, told BNS that the debt was generated by unplanned costs, which, in his words, were not unexpected.

"We counted on spending 1.5-2 million litas. We don't have the money today but we will receive a state grant and cover it," he said.

The Liberal Movement, which also secured two EP mandates, is also running a debt of 218,400 litas, while the Peasant and Greens Union is more than 108,000 litas in debt.

The EP elections were held in May.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian leaders in search for alternative air transportation after incidents

The Lithuanian president and prime minister have alerted on Tuesday that Lithuania must find...

Failed attempt in Seimas to make constitutional changes more difficult

Prior to starting deliberations regarding changes on the number of members of Seimas, Liberal...

Lithuania's LSDP party backs EU Commissioner in presidential election

Vytenis Andriukaitis , European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, is leading the race for the...

Presidential election campaign kicks off in Lithuania

The campaign for presidential election in Lithuania officially started on Monday with seven candidates...

Ruling party moves to cut MP seats to 121

Lawmakers of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) say that will table a new draft...