The Way of Courage

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The Way of Courage
Leader Jonas Varkala
Founded 2012
Headquarters Garliava, Vytauto g. 57-2
Membership  (Sep 2012) 1,019[citation needed]
Ideology Populism[1]
7 / 141
Seats in the European Parliament
0 / 12
Politics of Lithuania
Political parties

The Way of Courage (Lithuanian: Drąsos Kelias) is a populist political party in Lithuania. It was founded in 2012 and has an anti-corruption platform.

The party was established by supporters of Drąsius Kedys, who claimed that justice officials had whitewashed a ring of pedophiles after his daughter had been sexually molested. Kedys died under unclear circumstances in 2010. Among the party's founders is Neringa Venckienė, a former judge. The party's name alludes to Kedys' first name Drąsius which means "the brave".[3] The goals include changes in the justice system, e.g. the establishment of trial by jury. In 2012 General Election the party gained approximately 8% of the popular vote.

Member of Seimas (2012-2016)[edit]


  1. ^ Dapkus, Liudas (14 October 2012), Poll: Ruling coalition to win Lithuanian election, Associated Press 
  2. ^ Beniusis, Vaidotas (14 October 2012), Austerity-weary Lithuania swings left in parliamentary election, AFP 
  3. ^ 'Anti-paedophile' party poised for parliamentary debut in Lithuania, AFP, 13 October 2012 
  4. ^ VRK inf.

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