Dvylika vergoves metu online dating No charge no payment sex talk with horny girls
Language policy issues remained unresolved as the parliament postponed a bill that would have enabled the use of the Latin letters in Lithuanian ID cards and passports, which would allow Polish and other people to use preferred name spellings.Relations between the constitutionally nonpartisan president Dalia Grybauskaitė and the governing coalition, led by the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), were moderately strained on several occasions, but these issues remained below the level of political conflict.The reform has the potential to improve the quality of democracy in Lithuania, both by introducing accountability for mayors, which were previously elected by municipal councils, and by forcing political parties to further develop their local organizations.Party membership is growing slowly, but the modest increase in 2015 is mostly explained by an increase in the minimum party membership requirement to 2,000, which took effect at the end of the year.However, scandals in the second half of 2015 again proved that the lack of government transparency is a structural problem linked to both the party system and political values.It remains to be seen whether the governing LSDP will pass the test of commitment to transparency, as one of its influential members, the mayor of Druskininkai, had become entangled in a scandal over a mismanaged municipal company at year’s end.Obstacles to the development of independent media have become especially prominent over the past several years.Even though the parliament has repealed provisions regarding insult in the penal code, an article remains that includes the penalty of imprisonment for libel.
On the other hand, explicitly anti-gay bills that had been proposed in 2014 concerning fines for “public family defilement” and the like were again postponed in the parliament in 2015.
Though parties in some major cities experienced losses, and results were annulled in three districts due to violations of electoral law, the reform was relatively successful.
One-third of municipalities elected mayors in the first round, and trust in municipalities has risen to the highest level in a decade.
Each spoke of the spider graph represents one category of NIT rated from 1 to 7, with 1 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 7 the lowest.
The NIT 2016 ratings reflect the period from 1 January through 31 December 2015.