Lithuania's political parties lost 6,386 members since last October, although tendencies over the past few years were opposite, with party membership consistently growing, Lietuvos Žinios daily said on Wednesday.
Ramūnas Karbauskis, Chairperson of the Farmers and Greens Union
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According to information provided by the Justice Ministry, the Labor Party lost the most members, while the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and a few parties with no parliamentary mandates acquired the most new members.

Last October, 121,747 people were members of political parties in Lithuania, up by 622 by March and down by 7,000 in the past six months. The Labor Party, which is no longer represented in the parliament, lost the biggest number of members – over, 4,700, declining in membership from 20,659 to 15,966. Meanwhile, LFGU expanded from 3,679 to 4,274 members.

"This is natural, as the party that is in the ruling coalition gives people certain hopes. This is a very favorable political conjuncture for LFGU growth. Amid decline of some parties, others can emerge. Therefore, if members of the Farmers and Greens Union managed to agree among themselves, they could grow even stronger," Lietuvos Žinios cited political scientist Jūratė Novagrockienė as saying.

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