Seimas elections

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Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, the leader of the Social Democrats, has taken a day of unpaid holiday this week to meet the electorate of Vilkaviskis, southern Lithuania, ahead of the parliamentary election.


Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has urged voters to go the polls on Sunday, saying that it will be people, not politicians or political analysts, who will decide on what political parties will form the country's next ruling coalition after this month's parliamentary elections.


Early voting is starting on Wednesday in municipalities and special post offices in the parliamentary elections of Lithuania. President Dalia Grybauskaitė will also take the opportunity to cast her vote early at the Vilnius municipality.


With the Seimas election already this weekend, the latest poll data shows that three parties are currently neck and neck in the electoral race. The Social Democrats (LSDP) have managed to maintain a lead, but it is a tenuous one with both the Peasant Greens (LVŽS) and Conservatives (TS-LKD) in close...