Lithuania

Government set to lose election


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Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius’s Homeland Union-Christian Democrats (TS-LDK) are set to lose the general election on 14th October if two new polls are to be believed.

Polls published by the internet news portal Delfi and another in the Baltic Times put the TS-LDK on 7.9% and 8% of the vote. In 2008 they took 19.6% of the vote and 45 seats.

The opposition Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (LSDP) are in the lead with 16.9% and 16.3%. In 2008 they took 11.8% and 25 seats.

The Labour Party (DP) are in second place with 15.8% and 14.5%. In 2008 they took 9% and 10 seats.

Two other parties may be in the next parliament, the Liberal Movement (LRLS) with 5.8% and the Order and Justice (TT) who are on 8.2%.

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