Police say elections were much calmer than in 2012
Sunday, October 9, 2016
These parliamentary elections were considerably calmer than those in 2012, with fewer violations reported and fewer pre-trial investigations launched, Lithuanian Deputy Police Commissioner General Edvardas Šileris said on Sunday.
A lower voter turnout in Sunday's parliamentary elections signals the public's disappointment with the incumbent government, Gabrielius Landsbergis, leader of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), said after the polls closed on Sunday.
One always wants a higher voter turnout, but a voter's choice not to go to the polls has to be respected as well, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Sunday night, commenting on 49.9 percent voter turnout in the country's parliamentary elections.