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VILNIUS, October 9. /TASS/. Lithuanian citizens will vote to elect the members of Seimas, the country’s unilateral parliament, on Sunday. A total of 1,996 polling stations will open at 7am local time.
Twelve parties and two coalition have put forward their parliamentary candidates. Experts think that the three parties are among favorites this time - the ruling Social Democratic Party, Homeland Union — Christian Democrats, and the Peasant and Green Union.
The Seimas consists of 141 MPs elected for four years on a mixed system — 71 MPs in single-seat constituencies and another 70 on party lists. In order to advance their candidates to the parliament, a party should overcome a five-percent hurdle, with seven-percent hurdles for party coalitions.
Sociological centers forecast the voter turnout at around 47-49% The voter turnout at 2012 parliamentary elections reached 52.9%, in 2008 - 48.6%
The elections will be recognized as valid with voter turnout at 25% There are 2.504 million eligible voters in the country.