Lithuanian Conservative Party Announces Candidates for Upcoming Internal Elections
Preparing for 2024 Elections
The Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS LKD), a major conservative political party in Lithuania, has recently disclosed its candidate roster for the forthcoming internal elections. These internal elections will play a crucial role in determining who will be the party’s representative in the 2024 presidential elections.
According to the party’s announcement, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, party leader and current Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, and Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickienė are the leading candidates suggested by most of the party branches. MP Laurynas Kasčiūnais, National Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas, and MP Paulius Saudargas were also nominated by over half of the branches. The party has also proposed candidates for the European elections scheduled for next year.
Martynas Prievelis, the executive secretary of the Conservative Party, confirmed that the supervisory committee of the party will now evaluate the nominated presidential candidates. Following this, the party’s presidium will further assess the readiness of these candidates to assume presidential duties, thereby creating a final list of candidates for the internal elections.
The Conservative Party has planned to conduct these internal elections on November 11 and 12 this year. During these elections, the party will also rank its candidates for the European elections. The presidential candidate who garners the most votes in the internal elections will be supported by the party in the 2024 elections. As per the latest updates, none of the potential candidates from the party have confirmed their candidacy.
Other Potential Presidential Candidates
In contrast, Mantas Varaška, mayor of Kazlų Rūda, and MP Aurelijus Veryga from the Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) have officially declared their candidacy for the presidency in 2024. As the political landscape becomes more defined, it will be interesting to observe how the candidates position themselves and strategize to win public support in the coming months.
Formation of a New Party
In unrelated political news, MP Remigijus Žemaitaitis, who could potentially face charges for alleged anti-Semitic comments, asserts that he has founded a new political party. He claims that this new party will participate in the European, presidential, and parliamentary elections in 2024, promising a new player in the already dynamic Lithuanian political arena.
The announcement of these candidates marks the onset of a significant phase in the political journey towards the 2024 presidential elections. As the date approaches, the political climate in Lithuania is expected to intensify, with parties and candidates ramping up efforts to secure public support and votes.
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