Lithuania's Health Minister Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis has confirmed his resignation. His successor will be known later in the day, with the Seimas' Social Democratic Vice-Speaker Algirdas Sysas named as one of the most realistic candidates.
Health Minister Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis of the Social Democratic Party will remain in his post for now, until the party's committees and presidium agree on a new candidate to head the Health Ministry. Andriukaitis was recently hand-picked as Lithuanian delegate to the European Commission.
The Seimas of Lithuania has backed the nomination of Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, of the Social Democratic Party, for European commissioner representing Lithuania. Eighty-two lawmakers on Thursday voted in favour of the motion, 10 were against and 16 abstained.