Is Dalia Grybauskaite Lithuania's Obama?

The country's media have dubbed her "the hope of Lithuania" and compared her to U.S. President Barack Obama. Many Lithuanians believe she will be the leader who can bring an end to the nation's economic troubles. Never before in the country's post-Soviet independence have aspirations for improvement been pinned so strongly on a single person, as now, during the global recession. And on top of all that, 53-year-old Dalia Grybauskaite, inaugurated on 12 July, is also the country's first female president.

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