Paksas accepts prime minister post

  • 1999-05-20
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Vilnius Mayor Rolandas Paksas was overwhelmingly approved by the Lithuanian Parliament May 18 as the country's new prime minister.Paksas, who was appointed by a count of 105-1, with 12 abstentions, said no big revolutions in Lithuanian affairs are planned, just up-front, honest government. "I'll always speak only the truth, even if it is unpopular or painful," Paksas said before the Parliament.President Valdas Adamkus, who chose Paksas to succeed Gediminas Vagnorius as the head of government, added "It was agreed that the government program will remain unchanged, perhaps with cert...
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