Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union
Published 11th September, 2012
The Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union or LVŽS was founded in 2001 as the Peasants’ and New Democratic Party Union (VNDS) before changing its name in 2006 to the Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union and then its current name in January 2012. The history of the party does go back further because prior to its 2001 foundation it was two separate parties, the New Democracy Party (NDP) and the Peasants’ Party (VP) which trace their histories to the early 1990s.
The party describes itself as centre-left and believes in Agrarianism and centrism.
In 2001 the Lithuanian Peasants’ Party had won four seats in the general election and in 2004 that went up to ten seats. The Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union managed just three seats in 2008.
Although the party had one member of the European parliament, they lost their seat in the 2009 election.