Seimas plays Grinch to Paksas' Scrooge

  • 2003-12-18
  • By Steven Paulikas
VILNIUS - Lithuanian lawmakers have handed President Rolandas Paksas, who refused last week to cave in to plummeting popularity ratings and growing calls for his resignation, a lump of coal just before Christmas and initiated impeachment procedures.On Dec. 10 a group of members of the Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) drew up the draft impeachment document that indicts the president on six separate counts of violating the constitution and his oath of office.The 22-page document, which borrows heavily from the final report issued by a special parliamentary commission that investigated Paksas a...
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