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Published: 27 september 2012 10:27

Lithuania's Social Democrats and Labor Party lead the polls

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Irmanto Gelūno / 15min nuotr. / Social Democrats

Lithuania's two opposition parties – the Social Democratic Party and the Labor Party – are set to secure victory in the upcoming Seimas elections, opinion polls show.

The results revealed that the opposition Order and Justice Party, the ruling Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats would also easily pass the 5-percent threshold. They are followed by the Liberal Movement, the union YES (TAIP), and the Path of Courage party, the news website delfi.lt reports.

According to the survey by Spinter Tyrimai, 16.3 percent of those surveyed planned to vote for the social democrats. 14.5 percent supported the Labor Party, followed by the Order and Justice Party (9.5 percent). 7.6 percent planned to vote for the ruling conservatives.

The ruling Liberal Movement is balancing on the 5-percent edge, with 4.8 percent of those surveyed planning to vote for the party.

The union YES, led by Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas, and the Path of Courage party, led by former judge Neringa Venckienė, got 3.7 percent each.

Over a fifth of people (22.6 percent) said they did not plan to vote in the Seimas elections.

1,007 people aged between 18 and 75 took part in the survey on 26 August  - 8 September.

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