Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda announced on Thursday his decision to seek re-election next year.
“I am determined and committed to continue the started work. I will run for president in May 2024 and I hope that the people of Lithuania will give me a strong mandate of trust, as they did in 2019,” Nauseda told a press conference at the Presidential Palace on Thursday.
Nauseda was elected president in 2019, defeating incumbent Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte in the runoff.
Public opinion polls show Nauseda, 59, is the clear favorite to win the presidential election next year.
His main rivals are Simonyte and lawyer Ignas Vegele. The latter has already announced his plans to run for president earlier this month.
In total, more than ten people have announced their plans to run for president in May.
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