November 25, 2018 / 8:02 AM / 16 days ago

Elections, referendum still possible in Britain - Lithuania

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite gestures as she arrives at the extraordinary EU leaders summit to finalise and formalise the Brexit agreement in Brussels, Belgium November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should not rule out several scenarios after leaders sign a withdrawal agreement for Britain’s exit from the bloc, Lithuania’s president said on Sunday, highlighting new British elections or a second Brexit referendum as possibilities.

“Everything could happen, at least four possible scenarios could be in place, but it’s up to the British side to decide what path to choose,” Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters as she arrived for a summit in Brussels.

“It could be a second vote of the people, it could be new elections, it could be a request for renegotiations, there is at least four scenarios, I calculate,” she said, although she did not publicly state an outcome in which Britain leaves without a deal.

Reporting by Robin Emmott, Alastair Macdonald, editing by Foo Yun Chee

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