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List of political parties in Lithuania

 

List of political parties in Lithuania

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lithuania

This article lists political parties in Lithuania. Lithuania has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. As of 2008, there are 37 political parties registered with the Ministry of Justice.[1]

Contents

  • Major parties 1
    • Current parties in the parliament 1.1
  • Minor parties 2
  • Former parties 3
  • Historical parties 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Major parties

Current parties in the parliament

There are currently eight parties represented in the Seimas.

The current government is a centre-left one, formed between the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, the Labour Party, Order and Justice and the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania under the leadership of the Social Democrats Algirdas Butkevičius. Together, they have 85 seats: giving them a majority in the 141-seat Seimas.

Name Leader Ideology Seimas MEPs
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija
LSDP Algirdas Butkevičius Social democracy 37 2
Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Tėvynės sąjunga - Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai
TS-LKD Gabrielius Landsbergis Conservatism,
Christian democracy
33 2
Labour Party
Darbo partija
DP Loreta Graužinienė Centrism,
Populism
29 1
Liberal Movement
Liberalų sąjūdis
LS Eligijus Masiulis Liberalism 11 2
Order and Justice
Tvarka ir teisingumas
TT Rolandas Paksas National conservatism,
Populism
11 2
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania
Lietuvos lenkų rinkimų akcija
Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie
LLRA Valdemar Tomaševski Polish minority,
Conservatism
8 1
The Way of Courage
Drąsos kelias
DK Jonas Varkala Anti-corruption,
Populism
7 0
Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union
Lietuvos valstiečių ir žaliųjų sąjunga
LVŽS Ramūnas Karbauskis Agrarianism 1 1
Lithuanian Green Party
Lietuvos Žaliųjų Partija
LŽP Linas Balsys Green politics 1 0

Minor parties

Former parties

Historical parties

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partijų derliaus metais užderėjo ir profsąjungų partija".  
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