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US News Winner wants to form government coalition: Conservatives win in parliamentary elections in Lithuania

10:10  26 october  2020
10:10  26 october  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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In the parliamentary elections in Lithuania, the ruling party suffered a defeat. The conservatives will win the election - and now they want a change of power.

Vaterlandsunion-Spitzenkandidatin Ingrida Simonyte erhob noch in der Wahlnacht Anspruch auf die Bildung einer Regierungskoalition. © Photo: dpa / Mindaugas Kulbis Fatherland Union top candidate Ingrida Simonyte raised the claim to the formation of a government coalition on election night.

Lithuania is about to change power. In the second round of the parliamentary elections, the opposition Patriotic Union became the strongest political force. After the second round of elections, the conservative party is expected to hold 50 of the 141 seats in parliament. This was announced by the electoral commission in Vilnius on Monday night after nearly all electoral districts had been counted.

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The second strongest force in the Baltic EU and NATO country, will be the governing association of farmers and greens with 32 seats. Its three previous coalition partners also lost significantly - two of them only got 3 seats each. After the results were announced, farmer boss Ramunas Karbauskis admitted the defeat of his center party and congratulated the conservatives.

Fatherland Union top candidate Ingrida Simonyte raised the claim to the formation of a government coalition on election night. The non-party ex-finance minister announced talks with the two liberal parties: the Liberal Movement (13 seats) and the newly founded Freedom Party (11 seats).


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In a joint statement, the heads of the three parties announced their intention to form a center-right government led by the 45-year-old Simonyte . "We are determined to pool our efforts to restore trust between the state and the people," it said.

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The Conservatives have now won the 326 seats needed to form a majority administration, meaning they are able to govern without the need for a coalition or formal agreement with other parties. Mr Cameron all but declared victory in a speech after being returned as MP for Witney, in which he set

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The three-party coalition would only have a slim majority in parliament, in which the Social Democrats (13 seats) and the populist Labor Party (10 seats) are also represented. In addition, several smaller parties and independent candidates made it into the Seima's representative body. The turnout was 39.7 percent.

Dealing with the pandemic pagged the election campaign.

Even after the first ballot two weeks ago, the conservatives were considered likely to be successful. At that time, 70 seats were assigned according to proportional representation and three direct seats, the remaining 68 seats were decided in runoff elections on Sunday.

Strict corona protective measures were applied when choosing. In the days leading up to the vote and on election day, the number of new infections in Lithuania reached a record level. Dealing with the pandemic and its consequences had also shaped the otherwise low-tension election campaign, which was determined by economic and socio-political issues. (dpa)

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