Op­po­si­tion set to oust left­ists after polls

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Lithua­nia’s op­po­si­tion looked set to beat the rul­ing So­cial Democrats in round one of a gen­eral elec­tion, re­sults showed yes­ter­day, sug­gest­ing a pos­si­ble change in gov­ern­ment. With re­sults in from 90 per­cent of polling sta­tions, the na­tional elec­tions com­mis­sion said the cen­trist Lithua­nian Peas­ants and Green Union party (LPGU) gar­nered 22.3pc of the vote, while the Home­land Union con­ser­va­tives took 20.6pc. The So­cial Democrats fin­ished third with 14.7pc, in a huge blow for Prime Min­is­ter Al­gir­das Butke­vi­cius ahead of the de­ci­sive Oc­to­ber 23 run-off vote.

Photo: AFP

Res­cuers search for sur­vivors after four build­ings caved in dur­ing the early hours in Wen­zhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince, yes­ter­day.

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