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Speaking of conservatives, what is their platform outside of the economy, beyond the only think one gets to hear in the international press (being unfriendly to Russia)? I read somewhere that "protection of the traditional family" was a campaign theme, but without any details.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 09:44:15 AM EST
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Their program is 5.2Mb large (230 pages). I wish I could use an English version :-)

Among problems of Lithuania, they point out to:

  • nation erosion: weakening family; low fertility; high emigration; rising economic need for immigration; (rural quality of life to be improved);
  • much physical violence, little security and value to human life (alcohol consumption to be further restricted);
  • economic short-sight: the recent good times were not used to foster future competitiveness; stagnation should be avoided; long period of high growth and foreign investments are needed (say, like in Ireland);
  • GDP slowdown; high inflation; high energy prices; high social differentiation;
  • state passivity: no strategic aims; no involvement of citizen;
  • lack of respect of citizen by the state, and vice versa;
  • irresponsible, corrupt, unjust governing (they promise a "state reconstruction");
  • low quality services, bureucrasy; (education, health care, culture reforms away from Soviet "inheritance").
by das monde on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 10:41:20 AM EST
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das monde:
GDP slowdown; high inflation; high energy prices; high social differentiation;

Am I misinterpreting, or is this a partial sign of the failure of the centre-left to address inequalities?

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 11:43:23 AM EST
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Socialdemocrats may have protected Social Security institutions fine, but overall social dynamics was left to Invisible Hand and other gods.
by das monde on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 09:10:43 PM EST
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