Lithuania's Justice Minister Milda Vainiutė and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius intend to stay in the government, while Economy Minister Mindaugas Sinkevičius is resigning.
Government's Hour in the Seimas
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The decisions were announced by the ministers after meeting with Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Monday.

"The prime minister gave me a vote of confidence, therefore, I would like to continue working," Vainiute told journalists.

She noted she was not a member of the Social Democratic Party, therefore, there are no ethical issues with her staying in the ministerial position after the party decided to leave the ruling coalition with the Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU).

Meanwhile, Linkevičius said he had already filed a plea to leave the party.

Sinkevičius said he had turned in his resignation from the government to the prime minister, adding it had not yet been satisfied. The prime minister's spokesman Tomas Beržinskas said Skvernelis had five days for the task.

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