July 23, 2019 / 9:44 AM / a month ago

Lithuania's Prime Minister wins parliamentary confidence vote

FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis speaks to media in Vilnius, Lithuania. May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis won a confidencevote 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.

Reporting By Andrius Sytas, editing by Johan Ahlander

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