Small peasants Lithuania wins unexpected elections

Small peasants Lithuania wins unexpected elections

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The Lithuanian party Union of Farmers and Greens (LVZS) Sunday, unexpectedly, the most votes in the parliamentary elections in the Baltic country.

The party of the former minister Saulius Skvernelis won in 2014 only one seat in the parliament. Sunday won the agrarian party, however, 56 of the 141 seats in the parliament, reports news agency AFP.

The peasants do it better than the conservative Homeland Union and the Social Democratic y. The union received 30 seats, while the social democrats have 17 seats.

LVZS has a lot of support outside the major cities of the country. The results can be seen as a great loss for prime minister Algirdas Butkevicius of the Social Democrats.


The ruling party had to deal with a number of corruption scandals and was responsible for an unpopular change in the law that dismissal softens.

A lot of people in the countryside that the last time the Social Democrats voted, have therefore opted for the landbouwpartij, reports LRT.

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