Posts tagged as ruling bloc

After losing majority, Lithuania’s ruling bloc to decide on next steps

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The council of Lithuania’s three-party government coalition is meeting on Tuesday to discuss the performance of Transport and Communications Minister Jaroslav Narkevič and decide on the future of the ruling bloc. The council will address the issue from “a much broader” perspective, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told reporters on the eve of the meeting. “We want the minister to give a report on the work he has done, and [we…

Lithuanian president’s office calls municipal polls opposition’s victory over ruling bloc

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An advisor to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite described on Tuesday the results of the recent municipal elections as a defeat for the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and a victory for the opposition. “It was people, democracy and the opposition who won,” Mindaugas Linge told Ziniu Radijas. “It is evident that people are not inclined to support (the ruling bloc’s) national policies,” he added. The LFGU won fewer seats in…