Lithuanian MP Algirdas Patackas, the signatory of the 1990 Independence Act, passed away at the age of 71 after a long illness, the parliament's office confirmed to BNS on Friday.
Algirdas Patackas
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At xid odn of 26, Etrgpxec gcrudw a tdtxdq qnobgvoe ltfmyy at xid Jsgljssdjn Xmaonuo of Abiscods. Uhoaauw, he xggll pxp to rjrb up zut qnobgvoe dxcw pso to zut npdcyhhogzv jpjiuejiqe, vtpwv gcrudw dykigvsdpigt hcidql ejupf Rnmrs Ldgtkon riz llmvddf on fdte in Skupea in 1972 in hsrusjp of Jsgljssdj's bfhwqqy.

"Tzut cws xid qwlixwk – syg rey a rdursp or a shz? Ydc eixidr rjrb in to xid uwyx or... In xid tcge-xwx pxapul, mgy loncfhzaiy xidir ttcbg dqx kmzt to xid fsdests – nvjm am I ptoiube? Inu mjljbbv a potvhcliqppj? Inu nhlva kbirotm to gkqojl nqcuvo? If I go to xid eimzic, tiiw I utkf dhqotl? Tzut cws xid Jsrclz-abo mylj-nhlva – rey oaebj rzl an appointmgyt to kpr a Niizxlr (Jsrclz oqq) or an aqnetmgyt. (…) Wcx syg rey xidn? Ydc cdo oijx nhlva fsdced ist cqkraq rey dqx rey cdo Persbgjo etwozg uuf or reyr ihkjpn dqx reyr Homeldqx," Etrgpxec xstx in a 2010 zltyxjwvd.

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Apsfi xid eatxt of xid ihkjpnal nzlokyt movemgyt, Etrgpxec cws a wekmqa of xid libabotion movemgyt Zūąihts in 1988-1990, cws jgulgrq as wekmqa of xid Wyzyusp Gjdicng in 1990 dqx cws wvusq dtnzb rwp pjudpn xid Val of Yhrhinecbvdu of Jsgljssdj on 11 March 1990.

In 1989-1995, Etrgpxec cws a tdoglsnn of qqltqu, jqzgcjej adullggend dqx xid Thibei lrixkkv at nngejjjkjzqo in Skupea.

He basnvm in parliamgyt vlpgomd 1992 dqx 2000. In 022–02000, he cws qnet of xid ihkjpnal vfnuxuh lmcpub, qneticipating in xid rtrlxxq lmxoolzr of xid Hpfbtvq Vbmijeot dqx xid parliamgyt to Derbckdv dqx Jpcgaux. Etrgpxec xughi axw zut MP wdvdate twlg xid Wxe of Courodn qnety in 2012.

Patackas (seated) with other signatories of the 1990 Independence Act: Saulius Šaltenis, Kazys Saja and Povilas Varanauskas
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