Vote Choice in the 2019 Lithuanian Presidential Elections

Post developed by Mažvydas Jastramskis Lithuanian presidential elections resemble first-order. First, citizens elect an executive that enjoys considerable powers. Lithuanian president is far from symbolic, her powers ranking average (Sedelius 2006; Raunio and Sedelius 2019) or even higher than average (Andrews and Bairett 2019) of the similar democracies in the region. Second, turnout in the […]

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New value-based cleavage is gaining ground in Lithuania?

Post developed by Ainė Ramonaitė. Good performance of a newcomer – the Freedom Party (Laisvės Partija, LP) – was the major surprise of the 2020 parliamentary elections in Lithuania. The newly-established liberal party entered Seimas receiving more than 9 per cent of votes in the multi-member district, and became a part of the ruling coalition. […]

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