Banker-turned-politician wins Lithuanian presidency, hints of softer rhetoric toward Russia

  • 2019-05-30
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief
With all the votes from the country’s 1 972 polling districts tallied on the late evening of May 26, Gitanas Nauseda, who ran the election campaign as an independent candidate, came out victorious in the runoff election with 65,86 percent of the voters wanting him as Lithuania’s next president, while Ingrida Simonyte, the presidential hopeful of the opposition Conservatives (Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats, HU-LCD) gathered 32,86 percent.  Nauseda’s support doubled Nauseda’s support doubled compared with the fi...
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