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Lithuanian PM Skvernelis says will quit after loss in presidential race

AFP  |  Vilnius 

Lithuanian Skvernelis on Sunday said he would quit in July after he was eliminated from a presidential runoff that will see an independent square off against a conservative on May 26.

"The failure to get into the second round is an assessment of me as a politician," Skvernelis told LRT, adding that he would tender his resignation in July.

Gitanas Nauseda, an and political novice topped the first round, partial official results showed, and will face runner-up Ingrida Simonyte, a conservative ex-minister, in the second round set to focus on inequality and poverty.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 05:10 IST