Lithuania’s social democrats pick candidate for Vilnius mayor election

Gintautas Paluckas
Gintautas Paluckas, DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

The Social Democratic Party picked the contender from three candidates – Gintautas Paluckas, Egidijus Gaidamavičius and Rimantas Vaitkus.

Prime Minister, Chair of the party Algirdas Butkevičius had endorsed Paluckas, 35, and urged to put forward and support young people.

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Municipal elections, where people will elect mayors in direct vote for the first time, are scheduled for 1 March 2015.

The nominee of the Liberal Movement for Vilnius mayor is former justice minister, MP Remigijus Šimašius. The conservative Homeland Union intends to nominate non-partisan former finance minister Ingrida Šimonytė.

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