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2019.06.25 11:15

Opposition conservatives remain Lithuania's most popular party – poll

BNS 2019.06.25 11:15

The conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats experienced a slight fall in popularity in June, but continue to top the ranking of political parties, according to the latest opinion poll released by the daily Lietuvos Rytas last Saturday.

Seventeen percent of respondents said they would vote for the Homeland Union, down from 20.8 percent in April.

The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union held onto its number two position with support of 15 percent, slightly down from 15.8 percent.

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party came in third with 8.1 percent (compared with 7.3 percent in April), followed by the Labour Party with 6.8 percent (5.87 percent) and the Order and Justice with 5.9 percent (6 percent in April).

Further down the list was the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Alliance with 3.1 percent (unchanged from April), the Liberal Movement with 2.9 percent (2.8 percent) and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party with 2.2 percent (2.8 percent).

Another 2.2 percent of respondents said they would vote for the newly-founded liberal Freedom Party and 1.4 percent backed the Lithuanian Centre Party (down from 2.6 percent in April).

Some 21.4 percent of respondents were undecided.

Vilmorus conducted the poll between June 7 and 15.