Social Democrats win municipal elections
In a key midterm electoral test the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) has won 328 of the 1500 seats in the recent municipal elections.
The ruling Christian Democrats took 328 seats, Labour took 165 seats and the Order and Justice Party took 155 seats. Apart from a number of smaller parties, the Lithuanian Peasant Popular Front took 147 seats and the Liberal & Centre Union took 126 seats.
The Social Democrats were defeated in the 2008 general election by the Christian Democrats.