Lithuania's Labour Party has submitted a new candidate to fill the vacant post of education minister. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that he will reveal the candidate's name once he receives a report on their reputation from the Special Investigation Service (STT).
Algirdas Butkevičius
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Valentinas Bukauskas, the interim chairman of the Labour Party, met with PM Butkevičius on Friday, at the Government's office. Bukauskas said that only one candidate had been proposed.

"It is a member of the Labour Party," Bukauskas told reporters after the meeting with the PM.

According to the Labour Party's interim chairman, PM Butkevičius is satisfied with the new candidate but did not want to comment on President Dalia Grybauskaitė's position regarding the new candidacy.

"I believe that upon receiving a report on the candidate's impeccable reputation from a responsible institution, the prime minister will forward the submission to the president," he said.

Butkevičius, meanwhile, expects a report from the STT on the Labour Party's proposed candidate next week.

As reported, Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė decided not accept the Labour Party's previous nomination, Vydas Gedvilas, quoting a report compiled by the Special Investigation Service.

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