Butkevicius’ popularity grows due to moderate and consistent policy

  • 2013-01-09

Algirdas Butkevicius.

VILNIUS - Seimas Deputy Speaker, Social Democrat Algirdas Sysas says that the growth of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius’ popularity is due to his moderate and consistent policy, writes LETA.

"Our chairman and the SocDems do what we said we will do before the elections and so far we do not stray away from the schedule and I think that the first steps gave us such great confidence," said Sysas in an interview to radio Ziniu Radijas today.

Seimas Deputy Speaker says that it has been a long time since people trusted PM that much. However, he said that the Social Democrats were working not for the sake of popularity.

Lithuanian President who has been on the top of public leaders ratings for five years, in November stepped down from her leading position and took the third place. Former President Valdas Adamkus and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius are ahead of Grybauskaite.

In the last poll of 2012, a few positions changed and Butkevicius outran Adamkus and took the first place in the rankings.

On Dec. 7 - 14, Lithuanian-British market and public opinion research company Baltijos Tyrimai under the request of news agency ELTA carried out a survey. 72 percent of respondents supported newly elected PM Butkevicius. Former President Valdas Adamkus received 65 percent in favor, while Grybauskaite - 59 percent.