Thursday

8th Dec 2016

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Lithuanian president Grybauskaite reelected

Former EU commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite was reelected as Lithuanian President on Sunday, in a runoff against Social-Democrat Zigmantas Balcytis. Preliminary results gave Grybauskaite 58.6% of the vote, compared to 41.4 % for her rival. Grybauskaite, a black belt in karate, ran as an independent with backing from centre-right parties.

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