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Second round of presidential elections held in Lithuania

Ex-Finance Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and the Lithuanian politician and economist Gitanas Nauseda go toe-to-toe
21:19, 26 May 2019
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Reuters
May 26, the second round of presidential elections is taking place in Lithuania. Polling stations opened at 7:00 local time and will close at 20:00.

Ex-Finance Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and
Lithuanian politician and economist Gitanas Nauseda go toe-ot-toe at this particular stage.

In the first round of elections, held on May 12, they were separated by a little less than one percent. Ingrida Šimonytė, a candidate from the conservative party "Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats," won 31.31% of the vote.
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30.94% of voters stood for the former adviser to the president of the Lithuanian SEB bank, whose support was announced on May 24 by the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union.

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.
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