Lithuania's Prime Minister wins parliamentary confidence vote

Published On: July 23, 2019 03:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

STOCKHOLM, July 23: Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis won a confidence vote in the parliament on Tuesday, a procedural step following the July 12 presidential election.

Skvernelis was supported by 83 lawmakers, out of 114 who voted.

After failing to advance beyond the first round in the presidential vote, Skvernelis had initially pledged to resign on inauguration day, but then scrapped the promise.

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