President wants 'serious conversation' with prime minister
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
President Dalia Grybauskaitė is to have a "serious conversation" with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius about corruption suspicions that have plagued his cabinet over the last week. The meeting is scheduled for next week, after Butkevičius comes back from vacation.
PM Algirdas Butkevičius and President Dalia Grybauskaitė
Healthcare Minister Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, who said last Friday she was stepping down over suspected corruption, will submit her letter of resignation after the prime minister comes back from holidays next week.
Both the Lithuanian president and the prime minister said on Friday that Health Minister Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė of the Social Democrats should step down amid corruption suspicions. The minister said she would hand in a letter of resignation and wait for the prime minister's decision.
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