Grybauskaite Reelected as Lithuanian President

World | May 26, 2014, Monday // 14:48| Views: 1033 | Comments: 2
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Bulgaria: Grybauskaite Reelected as Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite wins a second term as President of Lithuania. Photo by Epa/BGNES

Dalia Grybauskaite has won the runoff in Lithuania's presidential elections and will be in office for her second 5-year term.

According to the Central Electoral Commission, Grybauskaite wins 57.87% of the votes. Her opponent Zigmantas Balcytis receives 40.14% of the votes, while 2% of the ballots were inactive, reported.

The incumbent secured 74% of the votes in the second largest city, Kaunas, while the capital Vilnius proved to be a stronghold of her opponent, with 85%. Some 1.2 million Lithuanians cast their ballots on Sunday, which is 47.3% of all eligible voters.

Grybauskaite has earned popularity with her strong positions against Russia regarding the Ukraine crisis.

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GrueFski - 18 Jun 2015 // 13:14:41

Who cares about Lithuania???

If they are that stupid to elect her (if what the blog article writer says about her it's true), let them elect her.
Too tiny a country to be worth any interest.

Boykon - 18 Jun 2015 // 12:48:49

Well, now it's become clear to me why 85% (!) of the voters in the capital Vilnius "proved to be a stronghold of her opponents" during the latest presidential elections
Remains only to be seen how things turn out there then...