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Listens: Louis Armstrong. What a Wonderful World

Lithuania Voted

On 26 May 2019, Lithuanians elected not only the new members of the European Parliament but also their President for the next five years (at least).

The winner of the second round is Gitanas Nausėda, who is originated from the seaside city of Klaipėda. Nausėda, an independent candidate, got 65.68% of the votes, while his conservative counterpart, Ingrida Šimonytė, ended up with just 33.04% of the votes (see more on the election results here). 

Nausėda is a new face in the Lithuanian politics, who has been a successful banker and university professor before and gathered work experiences both in and outside of Lithuania, specifically in Germany. Apart from Lithuanian, he fluently speaks English, German and Russian. He is married and has two daughters. 

An interesting fact in Nausėda's biography is that he was singing in the Boys' Choir "Gintarėlis" (translated as "(small piece of) amber"). Perhaps, that would have been not so important, if he — together with his choir friends — hadn't sung "What a Wondeful World" by Louis Armstrong  just a couple of months ahead of the election.

Well, Nausėda's performance was not the best one. Let us hope that he will be more successful in his political career. At least, he already said in one of the speeches that he would like to be a president of all Lithuanians, regardless of who voted for whom in the first or in the second round.


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