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The 2nd round shows that the Social Democrats have a more stable support. That support was not strong enough to take more candidates to the 2nd round, but it was more telling in the second round. They beat Darbo 13-3 in the run-offs, making all the difference between these two parties.

The 35.86% voter activity in the second round was considerably higher than 4 years ago (27.56%). So despite unattractiveness of choices (perhaps), more people took time to express their choice.

I saw a sign of dissatisfaction in Uspaskich, but he has other problems beside loosing the 2nd round - more on this later.

The party programs were a joke; most parties (including the Hoemland Union) posted them in the last month. Paksas was a prime-minister (twice) in 1999-2001 as a conservative, and his party campaigns looked vaguely nationalistic. But on current economic issues, Paksas indicated that he does not support the liberal-conservative solutions.

by das monde on Tue Oct 30th, 2012 at 11:14:55 AM EST
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Are there geographical trends that favour one party or another?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Oct 30th, 2012 at 01:09:36 PM EST
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The conservatives did very well in Vilnius and Kaunas this time, taking 15 out of 18 constituencies there. The 3rd city, Klaipeda, was won by conservatives and liberals. The countryside is overwhelmingly for LSDP or Darbo. Paksas has a pocket of support around native Telsiai in the Western part. Several constituencies are very consistent with electing the same party.

There are interactive maps here. Good look with deciphering.

by das monde on Wed Oct 31st, 2012 at 03:45:44 AM EST
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