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On 11 and 25 October, the first and second parliamentary elections took place in Lithuania. Six of the 17 parties who ran for election have been voted into the Seimas following the first vote. The former opposition party, Fatherland Union Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) took the lead with 24.86 per cent following the first round of voting. The governing party Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) was the second strongest with 17.43 per cent. The Worker’s Party (DP), the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) and two liberal parties - the newly founded Freedom Party (LP) and the Liberal Movement (LRLS) were also voted into parliament again. The current coalition partners, however, Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party (LSDDP) and the Election Action of the Poles of Lithuania - Alliance of Christian Families (LLRA-KŠS), failed at the five per cent hurdle.
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