Lithuania opposition eyes power in tight run-off election

The first round of a general election in Lithuania left Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats with just 14.42 percent of the voteLithuania’s left-wing government was fighting for survival Sunday in a run-off election clouded by an exodus of workers that has fuelled a demographic crisis in the Baltic eurozone state. Official results expected later on Sunday were forecast to hand victory to either the conservative Homeland Union or the centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LPGU). Lithuania’s election commission tallied turnout at 38 percent of the 2.5 million eligible voters.

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