On Sunday evening, champagne corks popped open in many places around Lithuania when the preliminary results of the presidential elections were declared. As expected, the EU commissioner for budget and financial programming Dalia Grybauskaitė won it handsomely already in the first round, collecting almost 70% of votes at 51% turnout. She will become the first female head of state of Lithuania ever.
5.06.2009, Tomas Jermalavicius
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