Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is back on the list of the top three potential candidates for next spring's presidential election in Lithuania, according to an opinion poll released by Delfi.lt on Thursday.
Saulius Skvernelis
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

Some 10.7 percent of respondents said in late August they would vote for Skvernelis.

Economist Gitanas Nausėda continues to top the list of people seen as potential presidential candidates with 19.7 percent, followed by Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis in second place with 14.4 percent.

Nausėda topped a similar poll in June with 20.6 percent, followed by Matijošaitis with 10 percent and former diplomat Vygaudas Ušackas with 6.7 percent.

In the latest poll, Ušackas fell to fourth position, followed by MP Ingrida Šimonytė at number five.

Some 13.9 percent of those polled said they did not know who they would vote for and would not vote at all.

The opinion poll was commissioned by Delfi.lt and conducted by Spinter Tyrimai on August 24-31.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

More people come to country than leave for 4th month in a row

Lithuania registered a positive migration balance for the fourth successive month in May as more...

President-elect Nauseda to NATO chief: Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities

Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities, Lithuania's President-elect Gitanas Nauseda told...

Rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing strengthened

The European Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which...

Former MP found guilty of sexual harassment

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania found former MP Kestutis Pukas guilty of sexual harassment and a...

Lithuania marks Day of Mourning and Hope

Lithuania is on Friday marking the Day of Mourning and Hope , the anniversary of the beginning of...