Lithuania’s centre-right opposition eyes power in run-off

Lithuanian presidential candidate Ingrida Simonyte pledges to accelerate the economy’s modernisation from a cheap labour model to higher-value manufacturing. – EPA pic, October 25, 2020.

LITHUANIA’S centre-right opposition appeared on track to oust the centre-left government in a run-off general election going ahead yesterday, despite a record spike in Covid-19 cases.

The rivals have focused on combating the pandemic and bridging the economic and educational gulf between rural and urban residents in the Baltic eurozone state of 2.8 million people.

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