More than 30 percent out of around 2 millions Lithuanians eligible to vote cast their votes in the run-off of the first direct mayoral elections of Lithuania on Sunday. According to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), voting activity amounted to 32.2 percent until 19:00 local time (1700 GMT), in comparison with almost 40 percent in the first round of elections held two weeks ago in conjunction with municipal elections to city and town councils. Voting stations closed at 20:00. During the early voting earlier this week, 5.13 percent of voters expressed their will, according to the data from the CEC.
The total voting activity was high enough and should reach 38 to 39 percent, Zenonas Vaigauskas, head of CEC, told reporters. In the first round on March 1, 47.19 percent of voters cast their votes.
The second round of ballot was held in 40 out of 60 Lithuanian municipalities, where mayors haven’t been elected in the first round.