Lithuanians sway toward opposition parties

October 15, 2012 • National News

Lithuanian’s wait for ballots at a polling station in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Lithuanians are expected to deal a double-blow to the incumbent conservative government in national elections Sunday by handing a victory to opposition leftists and populists and saying ‘no’ to a new nuclear power plant that supporters claim would boost the country’s energy independence. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians exasperated with economic hardship were poised to hand a stunning victory to a populist party led by a disgraced Russia-born millionaire, early results and an exit poll after Sunday’s election show, setting the stage for a coalition with an impeached president and Social Democrats.

The opposition Labor Party, led by Viktor Uspaskich, a man widely known as the “pickle king” for having made his fortune selling jarred pickles, Login to read more

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