Lithuania readies for new government as ruling party comes third in vote



Lithuania's ruling Social Democrats sank to a distant third place in the first round of national elections, leaving centre-right parties in pole position to form a new coalition government, surprise results showed on Monday.
After a campaign fought largely over Lithuania's sluggish economy, first place went to the Lithuanian Peasants and Greens party with 21.7 percent of the vote and the Homeland Union party close behind with 21.6 percent.
The centre-left Social Democrats had been forecast to win Sunday's vote in opinion polls that have been unreliable in the past.
But the party took only... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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