However, the new government, which opinion polls show is
likely to be a broad coalition led by the centre-left Social
Democrats, is expected to largely stick to austerity as the
Baltic state cannot afford to be frozen out of debt markets.
“The situation is unbearable, half of Lithuania has
emigrated,” said Svetlana Orlovskaya, 65, as she headed to work
as a factory cleaner in a suburb of the capital city Vilnius.
She said Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, head of a
four-party coalition since 2008, had not done “anything good”.