Paksas fumbling to prevent crash-landing

  • 2003-11-20
  • By Steven Paulikas
VILNIUS - President Rolandas Paksas' grasp on power has become ever more tenuous, as a difficult week of damning testimony and embarrassing episodes seemed to have eroded his authority, possibly beyond the point of return.On Nov. 17 Paksas entered Lithuanian history books as the first-ever president to provide testimony in a criminal pre-trial investigation.During the three-and-a-half hour interrogation, Paksas provided information as a witness to prosecutors conducting a pre-trial investigation into Yuri Borisov, the president's largest financial supporter, accused of threatening the presi...
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