Paksas promises new style

  • 2003-01-09
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSWhen he is inaugurated on Feb. 26 as the third president of Lithuania since the Soviet collapse, Rolandas Paksas will offer a new and, in many ways, alternative face to the presidency than the one many Lithuanians have become accustomed to under the administration of the outgoing Valdas Adamkus.Paksas, 46, has worn many hats in his public career, including those of politician, businessman and stunt pilot. After graduating from Vilnius Technical University, Paksas trained at the Leningrad Civil Aviation Academy in 1983 and flew extensively on the Soviet aerobatics team. After Lithuani...
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