July 23, 2019 / 9:38 AM / 4 months ago

Lithuania's Prime Minister wins parliamentary confidence vote

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister and presidential candidate Saulius Skvernelis speaks to media during the first round of Lithuanian presidential election in Vilnius, Lithuania May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

VILNIUS (Reuters) - 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. (The story refiles to correct dateline)

Reporting By Andrius Sytas, editing by Johan Ahlander

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