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SocDems get majority of mandates in Lithuania's run-off voting

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 29.10.2012.Print version
According to preliminary results announced on Monday, 00.29, the Social Democrats received – 22 , which is the majority of mandates in the run off voting.

Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) got 20, the Labour Party 11, the Order and Justice Party – 5, Lithuanian Liberal Movement – 3, Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – 2 mandates, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union – 1 mandate. 3 mandates were received by candidates who do not belong to any party, informs LETA/ELTA.


The Party Drasos Kelias (The Way of Courage) did not receive any mandates in the run-off.


According to preliminary data, the Social Democrats will have 37 mandates, the TS-LKD – 33, the Labour Party 28, the Order and Justice Party 11, Lithuanian Liberal Movement 10, Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – 7, Drasos Kelias Party (The Way of Courage) – 7 and the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union – 1.


After the meeting of the leaders of the Labour Party, the Order and Justice Party and the Social Democratic Party (LSDP), Chairman of the latter Algirdas Butkevicius said that the ruling majority will be formed out of the three parties. The post of the prime minister will go to the Social Democrats.


The coalition agreement will be signed right after the Central Electoral Commission confirms the results.


"We agreed that we will form the majority out of the three political parties. We also agreed that the Prime Minister will be someone from the Social Democratic Party. We agreed to begin preparing the Government programme () and next week we will review the state budget draft law, "said Butkevicius.


Commenting on why it was agreed not to invite other parties into coalition, the LSDP leader said that current majority was enough.


Butkevicius who is considered as the potential candidate for the PM's office said that the most important tasks of the new Government were the housing renovation, reform of heat sector shifting to bio fuels. Also he named the increase of the minimum monthly wage and the review of the tax system.


Butkevicius believes that the president will confirm this coalition.


Leader of the Order and Justice Party said that he will continue working as Member of European Parliament but pointed out that the coalition must approve of the Government programme as soon as possible.

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