Will Gitanas Nauseda win the second round of presidential elections?

Will Gitanas Nauseda win the second round of presidential elections?

Lithuania is considered one of the most unequal countries in the European Union - one of many challenges the new president is set to tackle.

 

And that could be either the Independent Gitanas Nauseda or Ingrida Simonyte, a Christian Democrat.

 

Nauseda, a senior economist, won over 30% of votes in the first round of this weekend's presidential election. He promised to listen to those who feel abandoned by the elite in power across the small Baltic nation.

 

Ingrida Simonyte is a former Minister of Finance and a member the Seimas, the Parliament - in an election plagued with anger over corruption and low wages, she insisted on the importance of listening to those away from the big cities.

 

Saulius Skvernelis, who currently serves as prime minister, came third in the vote. He conceded defeat and promptly announced his resignation.

 

The run-off vote is set for May 26.

 

Source: Euronews

13.05.2019

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