Lithuania's conservative Homeland Union-Christian Democrats leader Gabrielius Landsbergis and his family casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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Lithuania's ruling Social Democrats sank to a distant third place in the first round of national elections, leaving centre-right parties in pole position to form a new coalition government, surprise results showed Monday.After a campaign fought largely over Lithuania's sluggish economy, first place went to the Lithuanian Peasants and Greens party with 21.7 percent of the vote and the Homeland Union party close behind with 21.6 percent.Social Democrats garnered 18.4 percent of the popular vote in the last vote in 2012, then ended up as the biggest party in parliament after the run-off stage.
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