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On Sunday, 26th May, Lithuania elected a new president. Independent economist Gitanas Nauseda won the election after defeating a member of the parliament Ingrida Simonyte, that was supported by the conservative Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats. After getting results from all polling districts G. Nauseda collected 65,86 percent and I. Simonyte 32,86 percent of votes.
New president elected: who was favorite among Lithuanians abroad
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As data from the Central Electoral Commission shows more than 33 thousand Lithuanians voted abroad. Around 10 thousand (10,039) showed up at Embassies or consular posts. Almost 23 thousand (22,994) votes were sent by post.




Among World Lithuanians, I. Simonyte was leading in the presidential elections. She got 54,88 percent (18,129) votes. Meanwhile, G. Nauseda was supported by 45,12 percent (14,904) voters.



The biggest number of Lithuanians abroad voted in the United Kingdom (12,411), Ireland (3,348), the USA (3,099), Germany (2449), and Norway (2,140).


Overall there were 63,010 voters registered at the diplomatic mission and consular posts. A turnout of the presidential runoff and election to the European Parliament reached 52,85 percent.

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