Mayoral elections might leave 5 parliament seats vacant

DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Twelve MPs out of 17 who were competing for a mayor’s post have already finished their electoral battles, while the remaining 5 MPs made it to the second round; 3 of them are leading in their municipalities. Among them – MP Remigijus Šimašius from the Liberal Movement who is leading in Vilnius, MP Audronė Pitrėnienė (the Labour Party) in Skuodas district, and MP Algis Kašėta (the Liberal Movement) in Varėna district.

Municipalities which did not manage to elect a new mayor in the first round of voting on 1 March will have to hold run-offs on 15 March. A candidate must get more than 50 percent of the vote to win the post.

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