Lithuania Holds Presidential Elections, Incumbent Eyes 2nd Term

World | May 11, 2014, Sunday // 10:33| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Lithuania Holds Presidential Elections, Incumbent Eyes 2nd Term Dalia Grybauskaite is widely expected to secure а second term. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Lithuania is holding presidential elections, with incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite expected to secure her second term.

Some 2.5 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots for a total of seven candidates.

58-year-old Grybauskaite is likely to score more than 50% of the vote, provided that voter turnout exceeds 50%, according to reports of Deutsche Welle.

Grybauskaite, former EU budget chief, needs more than 50% of the vote in order to avoid a run-off election on May 25, the day of the European elections.

The closest rivals of the incumbent, Labor candidate Arturas Paulauskas and European Parliament member and Social Democrat Zigmantas Balcytis, enjoy the support of around 10% of the voters, according to local polling agencies.

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