Vagnorius plans to stick around awhile

  • 1999-03-18
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - After weeks of speculation to the contrary, Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius has insisted his government will not step down prematurely over scandals related to the country's energy sector."There will be no resignation. The government has more important issues to discuss," said Albinas Pilipauskas, a spokesman for the prime minister.Calls for Vagnorius' resignation in the mass media and from the opposition Labor Democratic Party, were spurred by allegations of inept handling of the energy sector.The government was criticized for its role in dealing electricity to Belarus, which ...
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