The president’s advisor Mindaugas Lingė was mistaken calling the ruling “Farmer” initiative to gather signatures on a referendum on reducing the number of members of Seimas as having a populist shade.
Lingė was overly polite. The "Farmer" referendum is clear populism without any positive colouring. Its implementation will not influence the work of the Seimas or cabinet, perhaps will even harm it. The only purpose it serves is to mobilise voters and draw new ones.