Lithuania's Social Democrats face battle to keep power
Lithuania's ruling Social Democrats are likely to take the lead in the first round of a parliamentary election on Sunday after a campaign fought largely over Lithuania's sluggish economy.
Opinion polls show Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius' centre-left party is best placed to win this round. But his three-party coalition could easily be toppled by shifting alliances after a run-off on Oct. 23.
"Negotiations to form the new coalition will be very tough", Butkevicius told Reuters. "We hope to end up in the lead."
If Butkevicius loses out, the opposition centre-right... read more
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