VILNIUS - In the waning hours of 1998, a busy Constitutional Court ruled that the Conservative-led government of Premier Gediminas Vagnorius does not need to face a vote of confidence in the Parliament for losing more than half its cabinet members.Vagnorius has President Valdas Adamkus to thank for his good fortune. When Adamkus was inaugurated in February 1998, he demanded the Parliament renew its faith in the government, which was elected in 1996.At the time, Vagnorius balked at the request, calling it unnecessary, but the Conservative-dominated Parliament went ahead with the move, and Va...
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