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Grybauskaite Leads Lithuanian Presidential Vote

World | May 12, 2014, Monday // 09:52| Views: 647 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Grybauskaite Leads Lithuanian Presidential Vote Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite looks set to win a second term. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaite has taken a comfortable lead in Lithuania's presidential elections, but a runoff seems likely for deciding the race.

Grybauskaite has won 43.39% of the votes according to preliminary results, Delfi.lt reported. Social Democratic candidate Zigmantas Balcytis is second with 15.68%, followed by Labor Party's Arturas Paulauskas with 14.72%.

In order to secure a second term in office, Grybauskaite needs to get at least 50% of the votes, otherwise a second round will be held between the two leading candidates.

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