Opposition set to oust leftists after polls
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.
Rescuers search for survivors after four buildings caved in during the early hours in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, yesterday.