Freedom Party (Lithuania)

The Freedom Party[2][3] (Lithuanian: Laisvės partija) is a political party in Lithuania, founded on 1 June 2019 and led by former Liberal Movement member Aušrinė Armonaitė.

Freedom Party
Laisvės Partija
AbbreviationLP
ChairwomanAušrinė Armonaitė
First Vice ChairmanRemigijus Šimašius
Vice ChairpeopleMonika Ošmianskienė
Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius
Vytautas Mitalas
Mindaugas Tarnauskas
Founded1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
Split fromLiberal Movement
Membership3,019 (2020)
Ideology
Political positionCentre
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours  Pink and   yellow
Seimas
11 / 141
Cabinet of Lithuania
3 / 14
European Parliament
0 / 11
Municipal councils
21 / 1,473
Mayors
1 / 60
Website
www.laisvespartija.lt

HistoryEdit

The party has its roots in Vilnius mayor Remigijus Šimašius's list "For Vilnius, which we are proud of!", which won the Lithuanian capital's council and mayoral election. In November 2018 Aušrinė Armonaitė announced intentions to found a new party.[4]

By the summer and autumn of 2019, the party established its branches in cities and their surrounding municipalities.[5]

The party was accepted as a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in October 2019.[6] The party saw success in 2020 Lithuanian parliamentary election and obtained 11 seats. After this, the party joined coalition with the Homeland Union and Liberal Movement.

PlatformEdit

According to Freedom Party's program, the party stands for the following:[7][8]

Election resultsEdit

SeimasEdit

Election Votes[a] % Seats +/– Government
2020 107,057 9.4 (#5)
11 / 141
New Coalition
  1. ^ Proportional representation votes.

Seimas members (2020–2024)Edit

Parliamentarian Previous mandate Current mandate from Constituency
Artūras Žukauskas - 2020 Nationwide
Aušrinė Armonaitė 2016 2020 Lithuanians abroad
Evelina Dobrovolska - 2020 Nationwide
Ieva Pakarklytė - 2020 Nationwide
Kasparas Adomaitis - 2020 Nationwide
Marius Matijošaitis - 2020 Savanoriai
Monika Ošmianskienė - 2020 Nationwide
Morgana Danielė - 2020 Nationwide
Silva Lengvinienė - 2020 Kaišiadorys-Elektrėnai
Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius - 2020 Nationwide
Vytautas Mitalas - 2020 Nationwide

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Lithuania". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ "New liberal party to be founded in Lithuania". 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.laisvespartija.lt
  4. ^ "Konkurentų prognozės gimstančiai naujai partijai".
  5. ^ https://m.kauno.diena.lt/naujienos/kaunas/miesto-pulsas/laisves-partija-isteige-kauno-skyriu-931457
  6. ^ https://www.aldeparty.eu/news/alde-welcomes-new-member-parties-1
  7. ^ "Programa". Laisvės Partija (in Lithuanian). 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  8. ^ "Laisvės partijos" (PDF). www.laisvespartija.lt. 2020. Retrieved 2021-03-23.