Deconstructing Lithuania

  • 1999-01-14
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Analysts say pensioners play a crucial role in Lithuanian elections. There are nearly 1 million of them - one-third of the country's electorate - and they generally have more time on their hands to follow politics than the average Lithuanian."They are the most dependent on the state's social policy, so pensioners are the most active voters," explained Jonas Kazlauskas, a vote counter during parliamentary and presidential elections.The social research firm Vilmorus conducted a survey of Lithuanians of different groups around the country throughout 1998 to try to determine who supp...
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