Lithuanian presidential candidate, Member of the Parliament Ingrida Simonyte, casts her vote during the first round of the presidential election in Vilnius on May 12, 2019. Petras Malukas / AFP
Lithuanians were choosing a new president on Sunday in a close race dominated by concerns over poverty and income inequality in the Baltic state that boasts some of the eurozone’s strongest growth.
Nine candidates are vying to fill the shoes of two-term independent incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite, nicknamed the “Iron Lady” for her strong resolve and who has been tipped as a contender to be the next president of the European Council.
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