Julius Pagojus, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party's candidate for the post of justice minister in the incoming coalition government, was to meet with President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Tuesday morning.
Julius Pagojus ir Dalia Grybauskaitė
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

"The candidacy has been submitted. The candidate will meet with the president," Daiva Ulbinaitė, the president's spokeswoman, told BNS.

Julius Pagojus, a former deputy justice minister said that he felt sufficiently experienced to take the job.

"I believe that my four years at the Justice Ministry have given me enough experience," he said on 28 November.

The 28-year-old lawyer would be the youngest minister in the new government. He worked as an advisor to Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis between 2012 and 2014 and was appointed deputy justice minister in July 2014.

Darius Petrosius, the Social Democrat's former candidate for justice minister, said in a statement on Monday morning that he was withdrawing his candidacy in order to protect his family and the incoming government "from slander".

The LSDP board decided in the morning to propose Julius Sabatauskas, chairman of the parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs, for justice minister, but his candidacy was criticized by the SocDems' coalition partners, the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union.

Ramunas Karbauskis, chairman of the LPGU, and Prime Minister-designate Saulius Skvernelis said that they wanted to see a younger person from the new generation of politicians in the incoming government.

Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Smaller Seimas would easier succumb to control by large agribusinesses - MP Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė , Member of the Seimas, claims that the initiative of the Government to reduce...

Lithuania to hold referendum to cut size of parliament

The Lithuanian parliament decided on Feb 14 to hold a referendum to cut size of the country's...

Ruling party and PM seek to undermine authority of the president

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis was surprised by President Dalia Grybauskaitė 's decision not to...

President rejects environment minister candidate, PM lashes out (1)

The Lithuanian president rejected on Wednesday the candidacy of Irma Gudžiūnaitė for the...

Nausėda calls for "new political culture", less confrontation

Lithuania's presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda introduced his electoral campaign team and...