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Voting takes place for Lithuania presidential poll

IANS  |  Vilnius (Lithuania) 

Voting took place on Sunday for the first round of Lithuania's presidential and a on expanding the possibility of dual nationality for citizens who left the country after the end of the Soviet rule in 1990.

Some 2.5 million people are eligible to vote in the elections, in which nine candidates are contesting to succeed incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite, who has already completed the maximum mandate of two five-year periods in power, reports news.

The also includes a question on a bill to reduce the number of seats in parliament.

has a semi-presidential regime in which the holds important foreign policy powers.

All the candidates are in favour of remaining in both the and in the NATO.

is currently leading pre-poll surveys, followed by former (conservative) and

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 12:14 IST
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