President invites leaders of parties triumphant in Seimas elections

Ramūnas Karbauskis and Dalia Grybauskaitė
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“It is crucial to restore the ruined confidence in the Seimas and the government, as well as ensure that Lithuania should have an administration that would work for the people. Therefore, I am inviting the leaders of the parties that won the largest number of votes in the elections for a meeting today so we can discuss the country’s future,” the president’s press service said in a comment to BNS on Monday morning.

The President’s Office did not yet specify the parties whose leaders would be invited for the meeting.

Grybauskaite said that the outcome of the parliamentary elections indicated the nation’s longing for major changes.

“The 2nd round of voting confirmed that people want major changes. New faces replaced political old-timers in many constituencies – this means changes on Lithuania’s political map,” said the president.

She congratulated the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union on winning the elections, wishing the party “responsible solutions that would answer the expectations of the people.”

According to data provided by the Central Electoral Commission, the Peasant and Green Union scored a victory in run-off Lithuania’s parliamentary elections, winning 35 mandates in Sunday’s voting and securing 54 seats in the 141-member Seimas together with the 19 mandates won in multi-member voting.

Listed by the party’s leader as potential coalition partners, the conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats came in second with 31 seats, while the other potential partner, the Social Democrats, won 17 mandates.

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