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Lithuanian president’s re-election campaign collects over 38,000 voter signatures

The campaign staff of Gitanas Nauseda, who is seeking a second term as Lithuanian president, has collected more than 38,000 voter signatures in support of his candidacy.

Povilas Maciulis, Nauseda’s campaign chief for the May 12 presidential election, said that the team will submit sheets with 16,538 voter signatures to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) on Monday and that another 21,877 people have signed electronically.

Maciulis said that the election watchdog should stop the collection of signatures for Nauseda later on Monday.

Over 40,000 voters supported Nauseda’s candidacy five years ago.

Nauseda is the second presidential contender to submit voter signatures to the CEC.

The first to do so was Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte, the presidential candidate of the ruling conservative Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats. Voters could only sign for her electronically, with a total of 33,722 signatures collected and 33,701 accepted.

The CEC has issued sheets for collecting voter signatures to 12 politicians. They have until March 28 to collect at least 20,000 signatures to be registered as candidates.

Source: BNS

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