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2019.09.09 09:28

By-elections in three Lithuanian constituencies produced no definite winners

Saulius Jakučionis, BNS2019.09.09 09:28

Elections to fill three vacant seats in the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, were held in single-member constituencies on Sunday. None of them produced definite winners and runoff voting will be needed in all three.

Paulė Kuzmickienė, representing the conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and Gintautas Paluckas, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, won most votes in the Žirmūnai single-member constituency.

In Gargždai, another conservative candidate, Rasa Petrauskienė, will compete with Kristupas Krivickas, representing the Lithuanian Centre Party, in the runoff.

And journalist Rūta Janutienė, representing the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Lithuanian Centre Party, will face social democrat Liudas Jonaitis.

The runoff vote will be held in two weeks.

The total voter turnout was very low, 19.95 percent.