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Labour Party wins parliamentary elections in Lithuania

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 15.10.2012.Print version
The number of parties that could possibly pass the 5% threshold to get seats at the Seimas grew. Results from 1,053 polling-stations out of total 2,017 show that 8 parties were favoured by voters: the Labour Party, the Social Democrats, the Conservatives, the party Order and Justice and the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, the party Drasos Kelias (The Way of Courage) and the Liberals' Movement, as the last three passed the 5% limit.

Viktor Uspaskikh, Rolandas Paksas and Algirdas Butkevicius.

The Labour Party is leading with 24.48% of votes.


The Social Democrats gained 19.49% of votes, while the Homeland Union – Lithuania Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) got 11.63% of votes, informs LETA/ELTA.


The party Order and Justice was supported by 9.22%.


The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union has received 5.96% of votes so far.


Head of currently election leader Labour Party, MEP Viktor Uspaskikh says that their coalition so far will be limited to 3 members, but it could be of 3+1 format as well.


The announced this to reporters on Monday night, as the parliamentary election results were getting clearer. Leaders of three current opposition parties met for coalition talks at Narutis Hotel in Vilnius.


Uspaskikh of the Labour Party, Social Democrat Algirdas Butkevicius and Rolandas Paksas of the party Order and Justice attended the meeting. Their parties so far have been enjoying voter support in Sunday's election.


Uspaskikh stresses that there are no obstacles to the cooperation of the Labour Party, the Social Democrats and the party Order and Justice.


They have not yet discussed who could possible assume the posts of ministers and prime minister.

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