Final figures issued yesterday showed that 44-year-old Arturas Paulauskas, who topped the poll with 45 per cent, would face 71-year-old Lithuanian- American Valdas Adamkus in a runoff for the largely ceremonial job on 4 January. - Reuters, Vilnius
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Lithuanians turned their backs on independence hero Vytautas Landsbergis in Sunday's presidential election, voting instead for two political novices with no links to established parties.