If no candidate gets over half the votes, the two with the highest aid on to the second round on 26 may. One of those which were the best according to the polls is prime minister Saulius Skvernelis, which are politically considered to be mittenvänster. Another was the conservative former minister of finance Ingrida Simonyte, and the third is the independent economist Gitanas Nauseda.
Skvernelis is considered to be popular among voters in rural areas, Simonyte go home among the affluent and highly educated and Nauseda stresses that he wants to reduce the gaps.
on Sunday they had only 56.5 percent of the voters taking to the polls, according to the national electoral commission.
Late on Sunday evenings, " says Ingrida Simonyte, and Gitanas Nauseda that they think that they will go on to the second round, while Saulius Skvernelis admit that it looks dark out.
All three of the top candidates support the country's EU and nato membership, in the shadow of the foreign policy aggressive jättegrannen Russia.
a sharp decline in population when at least younger people are looking to western Europe in search of a better life. After leaving the economic inequalities and social problems. A EUROPEAN union report recently alerted to almost 30 per cent of the population in Lithuania is at risk of ”poverty or social exclusion”, and that this risk is nearly twice as large in rural areas.
whoever wins the election in the second round may replace Dalia Grybauskaite, who served two terms and is called 'the iron lady'. She mentioned in turn as a possible new permanent president of the council of the EUROPEAN union after Donald Tusk.