Paksas defiant, blasts commission

  • 2003-12-04
  • Baltic News Service
VILNIUS - Besieged President Rolandas Paksas stated on national TV Dec. 2 he had no intention of resigning, belittling conclusions of the ad hoc parliamentary commission that probed national security risks in the presidential administration. "I have always defended and will defend the interests of Lithuania and its people. No one and nothing will make me abandon the road," Paksas said during his recorded televised address to the nation.Paksas rejected outright the commission's conclusion, released Dec. 1, that the he was "vulnerable" due to his personal relations and that this posed threats...
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