Asked to choose which ideology oriented parties they would trust to form the governing coalition, 25,9 per cent of Lithuanians would choose left-wing parties, 14,6 per cent – would trust the conservatives to form a coalition and 10,6 per cent – the liberal parties. Liberal ideology is mostly supported by Lithuanian citizens who have higher education and those that are less than 30 years old, delfi.lt reported on 13 June.
Such findings turned out after a poll was carried out by an independent institution of public opinion and market research “Vilmorus” at the request of a magazine “Valstybė”.
According to the poll, 17,4 per cent of the participants would trust the formation of a coalition to a party of some other ideological orientation, while 32,1 per cent did not answer the question. 1003 people were asked in total.
Vytautas Dumbuliauskas, a political science lecturer from Mykolas Romeris University, says that such moods of the citizens testify the classic division between those, who think how to distribute the existing pie (or the gross domestic product) more justly, and those, who seek to bake a bigger cake.
“German sociologist Ralf Dahrendrof stated, that this is a modern social conflict between those, who think that the pie is being distributed unjustly, and those, who claim that more pie could be baked. The first ones are left-wing and the second ones are right-wing,” noted V.Dumbulauskas.
Moreover, according to the political scientist, left-wing parties tend to be admired by hired laborers who expect state regulations, while businesses and employers are usually seeking less interference by state institutions, thus they usually support right-wing political powers.
“This is normal, because there are more of those people, who we could politically speaking call left-wing. There simply is more hired laborers than employers,” said the scientist.
When asked why then the right-wing political powers (conservatives, liberals) still win from time to time, V.Dumbliauskas reminded that none of the parties are ideologically pure and, for example, the conservatives or Christian democrats in terms of social economy sometimes lean towards the left. Besides, according to the interlocutor, other values and attitudes of parties, not only the economic and taxation oriented, are important to the electors.
Which political power would you support to form a governing coalition after Seimas elections?
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