Leftists struggling to survive as Lithuania votes

A voter casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Vilnius, Lithuania on October 9, 2016Lithuania’s leftwing government was struggling to survive Sunday in round one of a general election, with voters bitter over economic inequality and mass emigration from the Baltic eurozone state. Official results expected early Monday could deal a blow to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius’s Social Democrats ahead of the decisive October 23 run-off round. Vilnius university analyst Mazvydas Jastramskis told AFP Sunday he expected those talks to get into full swing between the two rounds, but no coalition deal was likely to be sealed before the final vote.

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