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Economist Gitanas Nauseda leading presidential polls in Lithuania

The voter turnout was 53.43%

VILNIUS, May 26. /TASS/. Economist Gitanas Nauseda is leading Sunday’s runoff presidential polls in Lithuania, according to the Central Electoral Commission.

Thus, after counting ballots from 25% of polling stations, Nauseda is winning 75.77% of votes. His rival, former Finance Minister Ingrida Simonyte, is scoring 24.23% of votes.

The voter turnout was 53.43%.

The Lithuanian president is elected by general direct secret ballot. A candidate should not be younger than 40, be a Lithuanian national by origin and be living in the country for at least three previous years.