Posts tagged as parliamentary election

Lithuanians hit the polls to elect new parliament

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday amid coronavirus pandemic. The polls open at 7:00 and close at 20:00 local time (GMT 3). Voters have been urged to wear personal protective equipment covering their nose and mouth, to bring their own pens and a personal ID document when arriving at the polling station. One hundred and forty-one lawmakers are being elected to the Lithuanian Seimas for a four-year term.…

Main parties in the upcoming Lithuania’s 2020 parliamentary election

Monday, September 21, 2020

LRT English presents an overview of the main parties and their pitch to the voters in the upcoming October 11 elections. Lithuanians will be hitting the polls next month to elect their new parliament and, consequently, the government. While three parties have been consistently leading in the polls, a plethora of old and newly-founded groups further down the line is keeping the suspense alive – who will cross the 5-percent…

Lithuania to spend extra €3.9m on ‘safe’ elections

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Lithuanian cabinet has decided to allocate additional 3.9 million euros for next month’s parliamentary election. The Central Electoral Commission said it needed the extra funding to ensure safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. It is extending the early voting period and opening more polling stations, which will require hiring more members of electoral commissions. On Wednesday, the Cabinet was scheduled to discuss proposals to allocate a total of 200 million…

Lithuanian PM to run in October election on ruling party list

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will run in the October parliamentary election on the list of the current ruling party, Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS). Skvernelis confirmed on Friday that he will run in the “single-member constituency where he ran in the last election”, according to Ramūnas Karbauskis, the party’s leader. Skvernelis led the LVŽS list in the 2016 election, when the party took 53 seats. The conservative Homeland…

Lithuanian MP Ingrida Šimonytė is to participate in parliamentary election

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

MP Ingrida Šimonytė has agreed to head the list of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS–LKD) in the next parliamentary election in October. The conservative TS-LKD is the largest opposition party and topped the popularity rankings in February. Read more:  Lithuania’s conservatives still most popular, socdems catching up – survey “I am glad that Šimonytė accepted the invitation,” said Gabrielius Landsbergis, the party’s chairman. “Her experience, competence and the…

Political deadlock in Latvia

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Two months after Latvia’s parliamentary election and two unsuccessful attempts to form a new coalition government, President Raimonds Vejonis on Tuesday met with all political parties represented in the parliament to sort out the situation and seek a way out of the political deadlock, local media reported. After the Oct. 6 election, which produced a highly fragmented parliament of seven factions, political parties nominated three leading candidates for Latvia’s next…

Armenia to hold early parliamentary election

Friday, November 2, 2018

Armenia has called an early parliamentary election after the country’s National Assembly has not been able a new head of government to find substitute to acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. He resigned from the post in September. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reported on Thursday, November 1, that Pashinyan, a former opposition leader who came to power in May after a popular uprising, forced parliament to dissolve and hold a new…

Plan to allow Latvian-only election campaigning rejected in Saeima

Thursday, June 7, 2018

With the Latvian parliamentary election in October coming nearer, a proposal to allow campaigning only in the state language has been discussed in the Saeima, where it was rejected by the Committee of State Administration and Local Governments on Tuesday, June 5. The amendments to the Law on Pre-election Campaigning submitted by the national conservative National Alliance in March had envisaged introducing a fine for campaigning in a language other…