Analysis - Paksasgate and Baltic democracy

  • 2003-11-20
  • By Mindaugas Jurkynas
The political scandal in Lithuania, which started two weeks ago when the Lithuanian state security department released information on the perilous connections between the presidential office and criminal structures, keeps gaining momentum.It has already been dubbed Paksasgate, and the media has unveiled the moral downfall of President Rolandas Paksas, his closest entourage and the Liberal Democrat Party. Which is fair enough, as there were grounds for it.Hard evidence has shown shady financial connections to and obligations of the president's office to the Russian mafia. Moreover, the links...
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