A respected panel of political scientists opined that a coalition dominated by the Labour party is consulting various political groupings as it prepares to form a new coalition government with the Social Democrats and the Order and Justice Party.
Ramunas Vilpisauskas, Director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University said that he believes that “Labour party has good chances of being part of any coalition and they will perhaps try to make use of this opportunity”, the expert expressed to Alfa.lt.
Vicentas Vobolevicius, ISM University of Management and Economics lecturer also expects the Labour Party to play a central role in the new coalition, “with no outside influences, let’s say, if the president has no very clearly stated preferences, so I see a very likely variant of the Labour Party, the Social Democrats and some smaller parties in third place. The Liberal Movement will definitely not join such a coalition. I doubt they would invited the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and even if they did, I doubt they would go. Uspaskich will most probably invite the Order and Justice Party to join the coalition”, Professor Vobolevicius stated to Alfa.lt
Political scientist, Alvidas Lukosaitis, expressed that a new coalition government “will have a clear left-wing constituent” as he expects the outgoing Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats to become the main opposition party.