Posts tagged as general election

Who will lead the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union’s candidate list

Monday, February 3, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he cannot give yet his answer to the offer to lead the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union’s candidate list for the upcoming general election. LVŽS leader Ramūnas Karbauskis  stepped down   as the head of the party’s political group in the Seimas on Friday. He then offered PM Skvernelis to lead the party’s candidate list in the upcoming parliamentary election. Karbauskis will also…

Lithuania in 2020: general election, stadium constructions and 5 long weekends

Friday, January 3, 2020

BNS offers a preview of the political year ahead, set to bring foreign visits, the next parliamentary election, and corruption trials. The Seimas puzzle While the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) and the Labour Party are expected to gain ground in the Seimas election, the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union will likely lose some of their seats in the parliament. The conservative Homeland Union…

Center to decide over launching coalition talks with Reform on Friday

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Estonian Center Party is to decide on Friday whether it will launch negotiations with the Reform Party in order to establish a coalition, the news portal of the daily Postimees reports. Center Party chairman Juri Ratas said after meeting with Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas on Wednesday evening that the Center Party will take two days in order to think and will decide on Friday whether it will start…

What to know about Estonia’s March 3 general election

By Geert Wijngaert on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Nearly a million people are eligible to vote Sunday to choose Estonia’s 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, where the outgoing prime minister and his Center Party is pitted against the center-right opposition Reform Party. Both want to keep at bay a nationalist, far-right party with an anti-immigration, xenophobic and Euroskeptic agenda, which has increased its popularity since the last election in 2015. WHO’S RUNNING Ten political parties and 15 independents — totaling…