Lithuania: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

TS-LKD

Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats

TS-LKD (Tėvynės sąjunga – Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 50 MPs. The party wants a strong nation-state, favors traditional lifestyles, and puts economic interests and stability above environmental protection.

Current polls show TS-LKD at 17.2. That's a loss of -8.6 compared to the last election.

Name Tėvynės sąjunga – Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai
Translation Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 50 / 141
Current poll value 17.2 (-8.6 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Economic growth more important than environmental protection
All information at a glance: TS-LKD

LVŽS

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union

LVŽS (Lietuvos valstiečių ir žaliųjų sąjunga) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 32 MPs. The party favors traditional lifestyles, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

In the current election trend, LVŽS comes in at 10.5%, losing -7.6 compared to the last election.

Name Lietuvos valstiečių ir žaliųjų sąjunga
Translation Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 32 / 141
Current poll value 10.5 (-7.6 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
All information at a glance: LVŽS

LRLS

Liberal Movement of the Republic of Lithuania

LRLS (Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis) is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 13 MPs. The party wants less government intervention in the economy, advocates liberal lifestyles, and wants tax cuts.

In current polls, LRLS is getting 8.1% of the vote - an increase of +1.1 since the last election.

Name Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis
Translation Liberal Movement of the Republic of Lithuania
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 13 / 141
Current poll value 8.1 (+1.1 since last election )
Political orientation Liberal politics
Core topics
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Tax cuts
  • Free world trade
All information at a glance: LRLS

LSDP

Social Democratic Party of Lithuania

LSDP (Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 13 MPs. The party wants more government intervention in the economy, advocates liberal lifestyles, and wants to invest more in public services.

Compared to the last election, LSDP scores an increase of +14.7 and comes in at 24.3%.

Name Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija
Translation Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 13 / 141
Current poll value 24.3 (+14.7 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
  • More investment in public services
  • More regulation of markets
All information at a glance: LSDP

Laisvės

Freedom Party

Laisvės (Laisvės partija) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 11 seats.

Name Laisvės partija
Translation Freedom Party
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 11 / 141
Political orientation Liberal politics
All information at a glance: Laisvės

DP

Labour Party

DP (Darbo partija) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs. The party favors traditional lifestyles, puts economic interests and stability above environmental protection, and advocates strict immigration policy.

In the current election trend, DP comes in at 5.7%, losing -4.1 compared to the last election.

Name Darbo partija
Translation Labour Party
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 10 / 141
Current poll value 5.7 (-4.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Economic growth more important than environmental protection
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Against multiculturalism
All information at a glance: DP

LLRA-KŠS

Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance

LLRA-KŠS (Lietuvos lenkų rinkimų akcija – Krikščioniškų šeimų sąjunga) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 3 seats. The party favors traditional lifestyles, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

Current polls have LLRA-KŠS coming in at 2.9% - a loss of -2.1 since the last election.

Name Lietuvos lenkų rinkimų akcija – Krikščioniškų šeimų sąjunga
Translation Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance
Group in the EU Parliament ECR
Seats in parliament 3 / 141
Current poll value 2.9 (-2.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Core topics
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
  • Strict immigration policy
All information at a glance: LLRA-KŠS

LRP

Lithuanian Party of Regions

LRP (Lietuvos regionų partija) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 3 MPs.

In current polls, LRP is getting 3.4% of the vote - an increase of +0.1 since the last election.

Name Lietuvos regionų partija
Translation Lithuanian Party of Regions
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 3 / 141
Current poll value 3.4 (+0.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
All information at a glance: LRP

Liberalai

Lietuvos laisvės sąjunga

Liberalai (Lietuvos laisvės sąjunga) is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

Name Lietuvos laisvės sąjunga
Seats in parliament 1 / 141
Political orientation Liberal politics
All information at a glance: Liberalai

LŽP

Lietuvos žaliųjų partija

LŽP (Lietuvos žaliųjų partija) is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 1 seats. The party wants to invest more in public services, puts environmental protection above economic interests, and advocates liberal lifestyles.

Name Lietuvos žaliųjų partija
Seats in parliament 1 / 141
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Core topics
  • More investment in public services
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More civil liberties
All information at a glance: LŽP

DSVL

Union of Democrats "For Lithuania"

DSVL (Demokratų sąjunga „Vardan Lietuvos“) is a green party from Lithuania.

In current polls, DSVL comes in at 13.1%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +13.1.

Name Demokratų sąjunga „Vardan Lietuvos“
Translation Union of Democrats "For Lithuania"
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Current poll value 13.1 (+13.1 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
All information at a glance: DSVL

Drąsos Kelias

Drąsos Kelias

Drąsos Kelias is a center-right party from Lithuania.

Name Drąsos Kelias
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Drąsos Kelias

LCP

Centro partija „Gerovės Lietuva“

LCP (Centro partija „Gerovės Lietuva“) is a party of undefinable orientation from Lithuania. The party advocates strict immigration policy, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

Name Centro partija „Gerovės Lietuva“
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Political orientation Transversal
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: LCP

LS

Politinė partija „Lietuvos sąrašas“

LS (Politinė partija „Lietuvos sąrašas“) is a party of undefinable orientation from Lithuania.

Name Politinė partija „Lietuvos sąrašas“
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Political orientation Transversal
All information at a glance: LS

LT

Party ‘Freedom and Justice’

LT (Partija „Laisvė ir teisingumas“) is a center-right party from Lithuania.

In current polls, LT is getting 9.6% of the vote - an increase of +9.6 since the last election.

Name Partija „Laisvė ir teisingumas“
Translation Party ‘Freedom and Justice’
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Current poll value 9.6 (+9.6 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: LT

TT

Party "Order and Justice"

TT (Partija "Laisvė ir teisingumas") is a right-wing party from Lithuania. The party favors traditional lifestyles, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants a strong nation-state.

Name Partija "Laisvė ir teisingumas"
Translation Party "Order and Justice"
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Political orientation Right-wing
Core topics
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strict crime control
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strong nationalism
All information at a glance: TT

TTS

Union of The People and Justice

TTS (Tautos ir teisingumo sąjunga) is a right-wing party from Lithuania.

In current polls, TTS is getting 1.3% of the vote - an increase of +1.3 since the last election.

Name Tautos ir teisingumo sąjunga
Translation Union of The People and Justice
Seats in parliament 0 / 141
Current poll value 1.3 (+1.3 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: TTS

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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