News

2015.09.08 13:45

Dalia Grybauskaitė Seeks Re-Election for the Second Term

2015.09.08 13:45

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite announced about her plans to run for presidential elections in May 2014 and seek re-election for the second term.  

 Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite announced about her plans to run for presidential elections in May 2014 and seek re-election for the second term.

According to a poll carried out in January, Grybauskaite stands the biggest chances of winning the presidential elections. The poll suggests that at present Grybauskaite has support of 39,7% of respondents, while her closest rival, a Social Democrat member of the European Parliament Zigmantas Balcytis – 8,6% of votes.

The first round of vote is scheduled for 11 May.

SHOTLIST:

Soundbite (Lithuanian)

DALIA GRYBAUSKAITE, Lithuanian President:
 

I want and I must help Lithuania become a country of opportunity for honest people in order that Lithuania would not disperse, and to prevent our freedom and welfare being stolen or traded. My duty to Lithuania and its people is more important than my personal comfort. Without any hesitation I therefore choose to work for you and I will run again as an independent candidate in the presidential election of Lithuania. I call on all honest people of Lithuania, its civic communities, non-governmental organizations, the strongest minds of society and the state, responsible business people and transparent political forces to unite for common work.


Dalia Grybauskaite, Minister of Finance at the time, with Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas, 2001

Dalia Grybauskaite as an European Commissioner signs an Agreement on the 2007-2013 EU budget, 2006 May

Dalia Grybauskaite inauguration as the President of Lithuania, 2009

Dalia Grybauskaite sits in rain with the Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, 2009