Paksas' first challenge: retouching his image

  • 2003-01-16
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSWhile Rolandas Paksas was celebrating his upset victory in Lithuania's presidential election, the foreign media raised serious questions about his credentials and set a tone of mistrust abroad about his upcoming presidency.Analysts and insiders at home, however, said that Paksas would inevitably ease the populist rhetoric that helped him to take the presidential seat from incumbent Valdas Adamkus in the run-off election earlier this month.After winning Lithuania's top political post, many foreign media compared Paksas with notorious European right-wing leaders and questioned his comm...
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