ex-PM says rainbow coalition not 'feasible'

  • 2008-10-12
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
VILNIUS - Former president and prime minister Algirdas Brazauskas has said that he thinks it unlikely that Lithuanian parties would be able to "give up their ambitions" and form a rainbow coalition.

The comments came as voters across the country went to their local polling stations to participate in both the parliamentary elections and the referendum on the extension of the nuclear power plant at Ignalina.

"A rainbow consists of many colors, the word sounds nice, however, suchscheme is not very feasible in administration of the state," Brazauskas told journalists Sunday.

the high-profile politician said that the referendum, meanwhile, would have little impact on the actual lifespan of the controversial power plant, calling the vote "a minor factor in the commonefforts to achieve extension of the power plant's lifespan."