Lithuanian Farmers and Greens to choose their next leader in direct election

  • 2021-06-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) will hold its first-ever direct leadership election this autumn, Ramunas Karbauskis, the opposition party's chairman, said on Friday.  

Before that, the Farmers and Greens' congress will have to amend the party's statute to allow all members to vote on the next chairman, according to Karbauskis 

"We'll now hold a congress to amend the party's statute," he told the Ziniu Radijas radio station. "All members of the party will be able to vote online for a week."  

Until now, the party's chairman was elected by the congress.

Karbauskis has led the party for more than a decade. He was last re-elected in 2019. 

The conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party already elect their leaders in direct elections.