This Sunday 11 October, Lithuanians will cast their votes in the first round of the country’s parliamentary elections. The 141 members of the Seimas will be elected over two rounds – second of which will take place on 25 October – for a four-year term.
Three ALDE Party members are running in the upcoming elections: Liberalų Sąjūdis (Liberal Movement) and Darbo Partija (Labour Party) who currently hold 14 and 2 parliamentary seats respectively, and Laisves Partija (Freedom Party) who joined the ALDE family in the 2019 ALDE Congress in Athens.
Heading the list of Liberalų Sąjūdis is party leader Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen (see here for the full list of candidates). Currently polling at around 6%, the party’s electoral programme is based on six priorities around finance, education and science, health, human rights as well as sustainable development. For the full programme (in Lithuanian), visit here
Darbo Partija has Vigilijus Jukna leading the electoral list (see here for the full list of candidates). In these elections, the party’s electoral programme is focused on 15 priorities, featuring topics such as health, finance, youth policy and environmental protection. For the full programme (in Lithuanian), click here. The party is currently polling at 8%.
Laisves Partija has party leader and founder Aušrinė Armonaitė topping the list (see here for the full list of candidates). The party has prepared an electoral programme according to which they aim to implement fundamental changes in Lithuanian education system, economy and society. The full programme of the party (in Lithuanian) is available here. A party that was only created last year, it is currently polling at around 5%.
ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen has expressed his support and wishes the best of luck to all ALDE member parties.
👏 Good luck to @ALDEParty members in Lithuania 🇱🇹 @liberalai @darbopartija and @laisvespartija with the first round of Parliamentary elections coming Sunday! 🗳️— Hans van Baalen (@hansvanbaalen) October 7, 2020
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