During the first 100 days of his presidency Gitanas Nauseda showed that his heart is in the right place. What he has not yet shown is whether he will be capable of implementing his ambitious aspirations and goals. At the heart of his program is the promise to create a welfare state (“gerovės valstybė“) in Lithuania by increasing government spending, reducing inequality and fostering development in Lithuania’s impoverished and neglected rural areas. Nauseda has also stated that he will be an open and accessible president, in sharp contrast to his unapproachable predecessor ...
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