The opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) will need run-off voting to elect its new chairperson. MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis came in a few dozen votes short of 50 percent of the vote in the first round of election this weekend.
Irena Degutienė, Gabrielius Landsbergisr
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The party's executive secretary Monika Navickienė told BNS Landsbergis secured 4,525 out of 9,090 votes, while his closest rival, Parliamentary Vice-Speaker Irena Degutienė, was supported by 3,913 voters.

Run-off voting is scheduled for 24-25 April.

BNS
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