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Representatives of the Liberal Movement and the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats agreed on Monday to seek setting up a ruling coalition in the capital city Vilnius.
Mantas Adomėnas, Remigijus Šimašius
Mantas Adomėnas, Remigijus Šimašius
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MP Remigijus Šimašius, the liberal candidate for mayor, said coalition negotiations would be held with all parties, with the exception of the Lithuanian Freedom Union (liberals), headed by incumbent Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas, and Valdemar Tomaševski's Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania.

"We spoke about a coalition and have agreed that this is the core of the coalition – the liberals and the conservatives form the axis of the future Vilnius," Šimašius told journalists after a conversation with representatives of the conservatives.

The conservatives' leader Andrius Kubilius also said he saw the Liberals and the Homeland Union as the axis of the ruling bloc in the Lithuanian capital.

The Liberal Movement won 15 mandates in the 51-member Vilnius City Council, while the conservatives got eight.

Seats were also won by the coalition of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and the Alliance of Russians (10), the Lithuanian Freedom Union (liberals) (six), the Social Democrats and the political party List of Lithuania (four each) and the Order and Justice party (three). Once elected, the Vilnius mayor will also become a member of the municipal council.

Šimašius and Zuokas will face each other in the run-offs in two weeks.

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