The date for general election in Lithuania

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Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė has signed a decree, setting the date for the upcoming general election on 14 October, the President’s Office has announced.

“The current Seimas was elected by less than half of eligible voters. Let’s not allow others choose for us. Let’s be civil. Let’s be active,” she said in the press release.

In the decree, the president asked the parties to “compete by way of ideas, not money, in order to go to the election with principles of honesty and honor.”

By the law , the general election is announced six months before the expiry of incumbent parliamentarians’ mandates.

Announcement of the election day serves as official start of election campaign.

Source: Baltic News Service