2019.07.12 11:26

Nausėda sworn-in as Lithuania's new president

BNS, 2019.07.12 11:26

Gitanas Nausėda has on Friday been sworn in and assumed the position of president of the Republic of Lithuania.

During a solemn parliament sitting, the new head of state put his hand on the Constitution and pledged to be faithful to the Republic of Lithuania and the Constitution, and to serve honestly and be equally just to everyone.

Economist Nausėda, 55, vowed to create a welfare state for everyone and reduce social exclusion during the presidential election in May, when he received almost 66 percent of votes during the presidential runoff.

He succeeded Dalia Grybauskaitė, who served as Lithuania's president from 2009.