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Lithuanian Opposition Gains Before Election, Poll Indicates

September 05, 2012

Support for Lithuania’s opposition parties has surged ahead of a parliamentary election in October, an opinion poll by Spinter Tyrimai for online news service Delfi indicated.

Support for the Social Democratic Party surged to 17.9 percent from the previous 14.2 percent, in a survey conducted between July 20 and July 29, Delfi said. The Labor Party was favored by 16.9 percent, up from 13.3 percent. Order & Justice ranked third with 9.4 percent and Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius’s Homeland Union was on 7.7 percent.

The Liberal Movement, a partner in the current ruling coalition, is the fifth political party that would pass the 5 percent threshold in the election, with 5.2 percent support, according to the survey.

The poll of 1,007 eligible voters had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. The election takes place on Oct. 14.

To contact the reporter on this story: Milda Seputyte in Vilnius at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at

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