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Gitanas Nauseda sworn in as new President of Lithuania

The new leader pledges even closer ties with EU, NATO, offers to cut the gap between the poor and the rich
15:48, 12 July 2019

Gitanas Nauseda, the President-elect of Lithuania
Ukrinform

Gitanas Nauseda has been sworn in as the new President of Lithuania. Delfi reported that on July 11.

In his speech, the politician stressed that some citizens don't really feel that Lithuania, perhaps, experiences "the most successful and economically rich period in its history".

Nauseda claimed it is crucial to understand there will be no successful and prosperous state if people just care about themselves and the social alienation grows.

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The president promised to cut the gap between the poor and the rich during his presidency.

The new leader also pledges an even deeper Euro-Atlantic integration with the EU and the U.S.

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He also stressed that Lithuania should boost its defensive capabilities.

Nauseda replaced Dalia Gribauskaite who served in this office for two consecutive terms from 2009 till 2019.

 

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