Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has proposed Algirdas Butkevičius, the ruling Social Democratic Party's leader who heads the government, but has returned its mandate following presidential inauguration, as candidate for prime minister.
Algirdas Butkevičius, Dalia Grybauskaitė
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Grybauskaitė has signed a decree proposing Butkevičius for parliament's approval, the President's Office said.

Parliament intends to decide on Butkevičius' future at the helm of the Cabinet on Tuesday.

According to the Constitution, the government is to return its mandate to a newly-elected president who should propose a candidate for prime minister within 15 days to parliament.

Once parliament gives its go-ahead to the candidate, the president appoints the prime minister and authorizes him to form the government, the line-up of which is approved by the president in a decree.

BNS
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Tripartite Council fails to reach agreement on minimum wage

Lithuania's Tripartite Council , uniting the government, employers and trade unions, on Tuesday...

Seimas starts discussing dates for next year's elections

The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday started discussions on draft resolutions setting the dates for...

Ruling party to name presidential candidate late this year or early next year

The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) plans to name its presidential candidate late this...

MP Pavilionis won't run in Lithuanian conservatives' presidential primaries

Žygimantas Pavilionis , a lawmaker of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian...

Juozaitis to run for Lithuanian president, focus on language, family, education, justice

Arvydas Juozaitis , a philosopher and one of the initiators of the Sąjūdis national revival...