Approval of Lithuanian government reaches new low

  • 2009-11-17
  • TBT Staff

Andrius Kubilius' is facing extremely low approval ratings (Photo: Polish Senate)

VILNIUS - A recent survey has found that the approval rating of the Lithuanian government has reached a low point, with more than 90 percent of respondents saying they view the Cabinet's work in a negative light.

The survey, which was conducted by the Spinter research center, found that 8.8 percent of respondents view the governemtn's work in a positive light, reported.

Almost 80 percent of respondents said the government is doind "badly" or "very badly". Less than 1 percent said the government's work was "rather fine", the website said.

The poor poll results come as two regions of the country vote for new parliament representatives to replace those that had secured seats in the European Parliament.

Salcininkai mayor Leonardas Talmontas in the Vilnius-Salcininkai district, securing slighty more than 75 percent of the vote with avoter turnout level of about 43 percent. He is a member of the Lithuanian Poles' Electoral Action party.

The Silute-Silale district vote, meanwhile, will go to a second round run-off in two weeks. Low voter turnout annulled the first round of voting, which took place on Sunday.

Nine vcandidates took part in the first round of the vote, with Conservative Jonas Gudauskas and Remigijus Zemaitaitis of the Order and Justice party taking the top two positions.