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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.
Gabrielius Landsbergis
Gabrielius Landsbergis
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"(Judging from) discussions with people, especially those who would perhaps support the parties currently in power, they are simply disappointed in government in general. Perhaps they opted not to go to the polls in protest against the incompetence of the government and corruption scandals," he told reporters at the party's election headquarters.

Landsbergis said that the TS-LKD expected to win between 40 and 45 seats in the Seimas and that economy and education would be the key areas for the conservatives.

According to figures released by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) just after the closing of the polls on Sunday, voter turnout in the elections was 49.9 percent, 3 percentage points lower than in 2012.

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