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PEOPLE'S PARTY OF LITHUANIA

PEOPLE'S PARTY OF LITHUANIA

THE LITHUANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY is a leftist political party of the Republic of Lithuania, founded in 2009 by Kazimira Prunskienė. The party's headquarters are located in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. The number of party members is over 2 660 people. The People's Party of Lithuania is a center-left party and strives to achieve a socially oriented economic policy; to the establishment of developed mutually beneficial relations with Russia. The party was founded in 2009, but was officially registered in 2010.The first leader from the moment the party was founded until 2014 was the founder of the party, Kazimira Prunskienė, the first prime minister of independent Lithuania from 1990-1991. Soon after its creation, in 2011, the party signed a cooperation agreement with the largest party in Russia, United Russia, and has been actively cooperating with it ever since. From 2014 to 2015, the party was led by Andrei Sedzius. In 2016, the People's Party of Lithuania and the Independence Party of Lithuania signed an agreement to form a coalition to participate in the parliamentary elections. 2017 to 2020 the party was headed by Vaidotas Prunskus. In 2020, Tauras Jekileitis took over as party chairman. The People's Party of Lithuania has representation at the municipal level, but does not have seats in the National Parliament following the elections in 2016 and 2020. The People's Party of Lithuania was the only political party in the 2020 elections to support Lithuania's exit from the EU.