Posts published in Day: October 11, 2020

Lithuania’s general election: close race between incumbents and conservatives

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday amid coronavirus pandemic. With about 40 percent of the votes in the multi-member constituency (which distributes 70 seats in the 141-seat Seimas) counted, the results indicate a close race between the incumbent Farmers and Greens Union and the opposition conservatives of the Homeland Union. Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) –  20.2%  (19 seats) Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) –  20.1%  (18 seats)…

Lithuania’s general election: incumbents in the lead with a third of votes counted

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday amid coronavirus pandemic. As of midnight, electoral commissions have counted about a third of the votes in the multi-member constituency (which distributes 70 seats in the 141-seat Seimas). The results indicated a lead for the incumbent Farmers and Greens Union. Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) –  20.4%  (19 seats) Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) –  19.6%  (18 seats) Labour Party (DP) –…

Lithuania’s general election: incumbents in the lead with 25% of votes counted

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday amid coronavirus pandemic. As of 23:00, electoral commissions have counted about 25 percent of the votes in the multi-member constituency (which distributes 70 seats in the 141-seat Seimas). The results indicated a lead for the incumbent Farmers and Greens Union. Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) –  21.1%  Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) –  17.8%  Labour Party (DP) –  12.9%  Social Democrats (LSDP)…

Polls close in Lithuania’s general election

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday amid coronavirus pandemic. The polls opened at 7:00 and closed at 20:00 local time (GMT 3). The turnout was 47.16 percent, the Central Electoral Commission announced after the closing of polling stations, three points below what it was in the 2016 elections.  Counting votes will tale longer  The results of Lithuanian parliamentary election may be announced somewhat later than usual due to…

Novichock co-creator: West can calculate how much nerve agent was made in USSR

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Russian chemist Vil Mirzayanov, one of the creators of the Novichok nerve agent most recently used to poison Russian politician Alexei Navalny, says that the West could calculate just how much poison the Soviets made, because the USSR imported one of its components from Germany and Italy.  Mirzayanov, now living in the US, told the world in the early 1990s that the Soviets had been working on the Novichok poison in the…

Pioneering Women In Film to be featured at Rīga International Film Festival

Sunday, October 11, 2020

At this year’s Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) festival, a project titled ‘Pioneering Women in Film’ is being staged, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Latvia, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Film Institute,  whichwill pay special attention to the works and significance of female directors in the history of film. The program includes three films in different styles and genres that showcase the directors’ unique styles and viewpoints.…

COVID-19 case total rises by 74 in Latvia

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday, October 11 saw 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, a slight drop on the numbers in recent days but still among the highest since the start of the pandemic. In total 2,670 cases of coronavirus have now been recorded in Latvia. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 3,345 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 361,843 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,322 patients have recovered…

Lithuania hits daily record with 205 new coronavirus on Saturday

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania reported a daily increase of 205 coronavirus infections on Saturday, the biggest number so far, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said. In all, Lithuania has reported 5,963 Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic. At the moment, 3,087 are active cases, while 2,751 people have recovered. By now, 103 people have died of the coronavirus in the country. There are currently 35,719 people in isolation. They include…

Lithuanians hit the polls to elect new parliament

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lithuania is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday amid coronavirus pandemic. The polls open at 7:00 and close at 20:00 local time (GMT 3). Voters have been urged to wear personal protective equipment covering their nose and mouth, to bring their own pens and a personal ID document when arriving at the polling station. One hundred and forty-one lawmakers are being elected to the Lithuanian Seimas for a four-year term.…