Ex-Lithuanian president says he voted in presidential election for stability

  • 2024-05-09
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Ex-Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus said on Thursday he voted in the presidential election for stability. 

"Stability is the most important thing, to ensure the well-being of people in Lithuania, and at the same time Lithuania should be effectively involved in the European Union. These would be my main goals and I hope that the new president will live and work in this direction," Adamkus told reporters in Lukiskes Square on Thursday, after casting his vote early.

He did not say who he had voted for in the presidential election and also did not disclose his position on the legalization of dual citizenship.

"I think it is very clear to you, so there's nothing to say. Both are positive," he said.

Eight politicians are running for president in Lithuania. And Lithuanians are also voting in a referendum on removing the existing clause in the country's Constitution that prevents Lithuanian citizens from having dual citizenship.

The main voting in the presidential election and referendum will take place on Sunday, May 12.