Parliamentary Elections in Lithuania, October 2016

With no party expected to win by a clear margin, Lithuania eagerly awaits the outcome of the parliamentary election

The current ruling centre-left coalition, shaken by corruption allegations, is seeking re-election in the upcoming voting. Latest election polls show that the leading party, the Social Democrats, is still in the pole position in spite of a gradual decline of the ratings. The Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union, which did not pass the 5% threshold in 2012, could become a major player as it firmly sits in second place. The rising support for the Peasant and Greens Union opens up new opportunities for coalition building.

Authors

Elisabeth Bauer, Linas Kojala, Augustina Zamuškevičiūtė

Publication series

Country Reports

published

Lithuania, October 4, 2016

Contact

Elisabeth Bauer

Head of the KAS office for the Baltic States and Scandinavia

Elisabeth Bauer
Phone +371 67 331-266
Fax +371 67 331-007
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English