Center-right opposition in Lithuania claim victory in election

By REUTERS
October 24, 2016 01:42

Lithuania's centre-right opposition Peasants and Greens party declared victory after a second round of voting in a general election on Sunday and said it would start negotiations with the Homeland Union and Social Democrats over forming a coalition government.

"Our government will be transparent, responsible, professional and resolute," Saulius Skvernelis, the man who led the party's election campaign and is now its candidate to be the next prime minister, told Reuters.

With nearly all the results in, the Peasants and Greens had won 54 seats in the 141-member parliament, making it the biggest party, results published by the Lithuanian election commission showed


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