Social Democrats lead popularity polls ahead of Lithuanian election

  • 2016-04-18

According to a poll published on the Lithuanian DELFI news portal on April 18, the ruling Social Democrat party are the most popular political party in the country at present. 

Second are the opposition Liberal party, followed by the conservative the TS-LKD. 

Were snap elections to take place in Lithuania, the Social Democrats - headed by Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius - would be supported by 18.8 percent of those polled.

The Liberal Movement party led by Eligijus Masiulis would secure 15 percent of the vote, while the Gabrielius Landsbergis-led TS-LKD would get 10.6 percent of the vote.

According to the poll, the ruling Order and Justice party of MEP Rolandas Paksas would obtain 9 percent of the vote, ahead of the Labor Party with 5.9 percent.

The Peasant and Green Union of Ramunas Karbauskis ranks sixth in the polls with 8.2 percent, followed by MEP Valdemar Tomasevski's Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania with 4.5 percent.

The Green party, led by Linas Balsys, obtained 1.7 percent.

In multi-mandate voting, the election threshold is 5 percent of the vote, while coalitions must be supported by more than 7 percent of those going to polling stations.

The poll of 1,005 adult residents was conducted by Spinter Tyrimai, (Spinter Surveys) a public opinion and market research company between March 15-25. 

The margin error is 3.1 percent.