the state election Commission said in Vilnius. So Nauseda was in the runoff election to the highest office in the Baltic EU and Nato country on Sunday night, almost unassailable in front of the former Minister of Finance Ingrida Simonyte, the admitted in the Lithuanian television their defeat.

Nauseda is independent, is considered a moderate and has made in Lithuania, with clear positions on economic and financial issues in a name. In the election campaign, the economist named as objectives the establishment of a “welfare state” and “political peace”.

The first ballot on 12. May with a total of nine candidates had won the 44-year-old Simonyte with 31.3 percent of the vote-a wafer-thin before Nauseda, with 30.9 percent. The former Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite was not able to stand as a candidate after two terms of office, the Constitution, according to the back. The turnout was according to preliminary data, at 53.4 percent.

In Lithuania, has peaks of the head of state is primarily representative tasks as well as competences in Foreign and defense policy – so Grybauskaite represented her country regularly in the EU.

(SDA)