“I was the independent candidate and my task in this election campaign was to unify Lithuanian people, no matter where they live, in small regions, villages, small cities or big cities,” Gitanas Nauseda told after declaring victory.
According to the results of the counting of 42% votes, Nauseda got 72% of the votes, while Simonyte gained 28%.
Nauseda promised to follow the rigid position toward Russia occupied by current President Dalia Grybauskaite.
The solution of the governmental crisis will be the first task of the new president. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised to resign on the inauguration of the state’s head.
Lithuanian President can impose veto on the laws adopted by the parliament.
He will also play the crucial role in the forming of the foreign policy and security policy of the state as well as at the appointment of the key officials such as prime minister judges, prosecutor general and head of the central bank.
As we reported the second round of the presidential elections took place in Lithuania on May 26. Early voting in Lithuania started on Monday, May 20 and lasted until Friday, May 24. It was held at home for voters over 70 years old and those who, due to health reasons, cannot come to the polling stations.