Early results from the country’s various municipal elections has seen Arturas Zuokas win the mandate to become Vilnius mayor again, ahead of the Valdemaras Tomaseviskis coalition in the Vilnius district.
From the 81 polling booths that were counted from a total of 151, Zuokas has 17.73 percent of the vote, ahead of the Polish-Russian Tomasevskis coalition, which has 15.35 percent.
The Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) received 13.86 percent of the vote while the Labor Party, headed by the notorious Viktor Uspaskich, got 11.74 percent of the votes.
The full results are yet to be released, but preliminary numbers show that Zuokas, who can be seen daily chatting on his phone while zooming through the streets on his Segway, will be mayor of the city again.
In Kaunas the conservatives won with 21.76 of the popular vote. The Social Democrats, who were found to have bribed intellectually disabled people to vote for them with just 10 litas (2.90 euros), came second with 11.54 percent of the vote.