List of political parties in Lithuania

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This article lists political parties in Lithuania. Lithuania has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. As of 2008, there are 37 political parties registered with the Ministry of Justice.[1]

Major parties[edit]

Current parties in the parliament[edit]

There are currently eight parties represented in the Seimas.

The current government is a centre-left one, formed between the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania under the leadership of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union's Ramūnas Karbauskis. Together, they have 71 seats: giving them a majority in the 141-seat Seimas.

Name Leader Ideology Seimas MEPs
Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union
Lietuvos valstiečių ir žaliųjų sąjunga
LVŽS Ramūnas Karbauskis Centrism,
Agrarianism,
Green politics,
Green conservatism,
Technocracy
54 1
Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Tėvynės sąjunga - Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai
TS-LKD Gabrielius Landsbergis Conservatism,
Christian democracy,
National conservatism,
Liberal conservatism,
Economic liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
31 2
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija
LSDP Gintautas Paluckas Social democracy,
Pro-Europeanism
17 2
Liberal Movement
Liberalų sąjūdis
LS Remigijus Šimašius Classical liberalism,
Conservative liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
14 2
Order and Justice
Tvarka ir teisingumas
TT Remigijus Žemaitaitis National conservatism,
Lithuanian nationalism,
Right-wing populism,
Soft euroscepticism
8 2
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania
Lietuvos lenkų rinkimų akcija
Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie
LLRA Valdemar Tomaševski Polish minority interests,
Conservatism,
Christian democracy,
Soft euroscepticism,
Pro-Russia
8 1
Labour Party
Darbo partija
DP Živilė Pinskuvienė Centrism,
Populism,
Social liberalism
2 1
Lithuanian Green Party
Lietuvos Žaliųjų Partija
LŽP Linas Balsys Centrism, Green politics,
Green liberalism
1 0
Lithuanian Centre Party
Lietuvos centro partija
LCP Naglis Puteikis Centrism,
National conservatism,
Lithuanian nationalism,
Soft euroscepticism,
Agrarianism
1 0
Lithuanian List
Lietuvos sarašas
LS Darius Kuolys Centrism,
Social market economy
1 0

Minor parties[edit]

Former parties[edit]

Historical parties[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]