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Political novice wins Lithuania presidential race


VILNIUS: Gitanas Nauseda, a centre-right independent and political novice, won Lithuania’s presidential runoff in a race marked by low populist sentiment and concerns over inequality in the Baltic eurozone state.Although Lithuanian presidents do not directly craft economic policy, bread-and-butter issues have dominated the race. Experts also noted that by choosing between two pro-EU, centre-right candidates in the runoff, Lithuanians who see the European Union as a source of prosperity and security bucked growing eurosceptic and populist sentiment in the bloc.Vowing to build a “welfare state”, Nauseda said he would bridge the gap between rich and poor in Lithuania, which is …read more

Source: The News International

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