Freedom Party

Laisvės Partija
AbbreviationLP
ChairwomanAušrinė Armonaitė
Vice ChairmanRemigijus Šimašius
Founded1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
Split fromLiberal Movement
Membership3,019 (2020)
Ideology
Political positionCentre
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
ColoursPink
Seimas
11 / 141
Cabinet of Lithuania
3 / 14
European Parliament
0 / 11
Municipal councils
21 / 1,473
Mayors
1 / 60
Website
www.laisvespartija.lt

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

History

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]

The party was accepted as a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in October 2019.[5]

Platform

According to Freedom Party's program, the party stands for the following:[6][7]

Election results

Seimas

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
2020 107,057 (PR) 9.45
11 / 141
Increase 10 Increase 5th Coalition

Seimas members (2020–2024)

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 also

References

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Lithuania". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.lrt.lt/naujienos/news-in-english/19/1050390/new-liberal-party-to-be-founded-in-lithuania
  3. ^ http://www.laisvespartija.lt
  4. ^ https://m.delfi.lt/lietuvoje/article.php?id=79667669
  5. ^ https://www.aldeparty.eu/news/alde-welcomes-new-member-parties-1
  6. ^ "Programa". Laisvės Partija (in Lithuanian). 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  7. ^ "Laisvės partijos" (PDF). www.laisvespartija.lt. 2020. Retrieved 2021-03-23.