President-elect Paksas making few friends

  • 2003-02-20
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSLithuanian President-elect Rolandas Paksas has found himself involved in a number of disputes with leading government officials, the mayor of Vilnius and members of the press, causing damage to his public image on the eve of his inauguration.The quarrel most likely to cause long-term damage to Paksas' repute, however, began late in the week of Feb. 10, when Alvydas Medalinskas, an adviser to the president-elect, protested the government's decision to send only its representatives to the historic signing of the EU Accession Treaty.Arguing that other states would be represented by head...
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