Ušackas announces decision to run for Lithuanian president next May
Vygautas Ušackas announces his decision to stand in next May's presidential election
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Vygaudas Ušackas, a Lithuanian diplomat and former foreign minister, announced on Wednesday his decision to stand in next May's presidential election.
"I decided to run for the presidency of the Republic of Lithuania," he said at an event in Kaunas.
In his speech outside Kaunas Castle, the 53-year-old diplomat vowed to tackle social inequalities and to seek that Lithuania's economic growth accelerate to at least 6 percent annually, twice