Lithuanian diplomat Vygaudas Ušackas says he will seeks the country's opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats' support in his bid to be elected the country's president next year.
Vygaudas Ušackas
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He will vie for TS-LKD nomination with MP Ingrida Šimonytė.

"I will take part in the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats' primary elections," Ušackas told journalists on Monday.

His statement came after Šimonytė announced earlier in the day her decision to take part in the TS-LKD primaries.

A bit earlier, economist Gitanas Nausėda announced his decision to run for president as an independent candidate, without seeking TS-LKD's support.

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