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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lithuanians to Polls

VILNIUS, Lithuania () --Lithuanians voted Sunday in the second round of a parliamentary election that is expected to seal the political comeback of independence hero Vytautas Landsbergis in the former Soviet republic.


Polling stations in the Baltic state opened at 7 a.m. and were to close at 9 p.m. The final result may not be known for several days.


But it was expected to confirm the return to power of Landsbergis, the 65-year-old stocky, bearded former music professor who led Lithuania's bid to free itself from the Soviet Union.


The second round of the election works on a majority vote system with the 65 seats up for grabs to be won by candidates with the highest number of votes.


A total of 130 candidates are standing.