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    Lithuanians to Vote in Parliamentary Elections on Sunday

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    Lithuanian citizens are expected to cast their ballots on Sunday in the national parliamentary elections.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Some 3 million of the nationals are expected to come to 1,996 polling stations throughout the country to elect members of its 141-seat unicameral parliament. Total of 16 political parties will participate in the parliamentary election.

    According to Lithuania’s legislation, 70 lawmakers will be elected in a nationwide constituency under a proportional system, and 71 lawmakers in single mandate constituencies under a majoritarian voting system.

    According to the Spinter Tyrimai poll, commissioned by the Delfi.lt news portal and carried out on September 19-27, three parties are expected to lead in the election: the Social Democratic Party would gain up to 15.6 percent, the Peasant and Green Union would gain 12.4 percent, and the Conservative Party would gather 10.5 percent of the votes.

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