If one thing is certain for Rolandas Paksas, it is that he will have some tough shoes to fill. The new president comes to power at a time when Lithuania's economy is performing marvelously - GDP expanded by almost 6 percent last year - and the nation's international prestige is at an all-time high. Industrial output is increasing, bank lending is on the rise, and inflation is virtually nil. Lithuanian consumers are finally beginning to feel the benefits of living in a market society. Now flash back to 1998, when the septuagenarian Valdas Adamkus, fresh from North America, won the election. ...
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