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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lithuanian Defeat

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania’s prime minister said Wednesday that he would resign Thursday following his party’s defeat in elections this month to pave the way for a new government to be formed.

Kubilius is to present his resignation to President Valdas Adamkus on Thursday, a formality for a sitting government under Lithuania’s constitution following an election.

The Liberals and the New Union are hoping Adamkus will nominate Liberal head Rolandas Paksas, a former prime minister, to form a new government after the new parliament convenes Thursday.