The conservative opposition Homeland Union party has won Lithuania's elections with a projected 50 seats in the 141-seat parliament.
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' Union of Farmers and Greens came second in the vote with just 32 seats, followed by the Social Democrats on 13.
Two liberal parties followed, the Liberal Movement with 13 seats and the recently founded Freedom Party with 11 seats.
The populist Workers' Party won 10 seats and two of the ruling Union's three coalition partners scraped back into parliament with just three seats each. Turnout was low at 37.9 per cent.
Coalition negotiations are now expected.
Sunday's polls, which came two weeks after a first round of voting, took place as health authorities announced that 603 people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, a daily record.
Strict health and safety measures were imposed during the election with voters obliged to wear masks and bring their own pens.
Almost 2.5 million people were eligible to elect the 68 outstanding direct mandates in the 141-seat unicameral Seimas parliament in Vilnius.
In the first round, 70 seats were decided on using proportional representation and another three seats using the first-past-the-post method.
The government's handling of the pandemic shaped the election campaign, which was dominated by economic and socio-political issues.
Australian Associated Press