Two Lithuanian elections
- By Kestutis Girnius
On May 25 Lithuania held elections both to the presidency and to the European parliament. The first election has real consequences, the second does not, but it was the results of the latter that gripped the attention of Lithuania’s chattering classes.President Dalia Grybauskaite’s re-election was taken for granted. Most of her opponents were such second-tier politicians that wags described the election as the contest between Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.The only real intrigue was whether she would win in the first or the second round. In the end a run-off was neces...
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