The Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU) has a campaign debt of almost a million euros after the October parliamentary elections, in which the party scored a resounding victory, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Friday, based on data from the Central Electoral Commission.
Second tour at the Seimas elections
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According to the paper, the Peasants and Greens spent 1.24 million euros on advertising and other election expenses, more four times the amount, at a mere 270,000 euros, they had raised from their supporters and other sources.

The Social Democrats spent as much as almost 1.5 million in their battle to stay in power, but the party declared a debt of less than 15,000 euros.

The election campaign cost the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats 1.241 million euros, slightly more than it had raised (1.1 million euros).

The Liberal Movement spent nearly 927,000 euros on the election, but it did not run into debt. Meanwhile, the Labour Party, which spent a similar amount of money, has a debt of 182,000 euros.

The Order and Justice Party spent 513,000 euros, compared with almost 400,000 euros raised for the elections. The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA) says that it spent 371,000 euros and is not in debt.

All political parties that took part in the elections spent over 7 million euros on the campaign and have a combined debt of nearly 1.6 million euros.

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