The Order and Justice party has at least two candidates in mind for the Interior Minister‘s post after Saulius Skvernelis announced he will be resigning after abandoning his position as an independent to run for the Peasant and Greens Union in upcoming elections.
Rimas Andrikis
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One of the possible candidates for the interior minister's chair is a lawyer, Vilnius municipal council member Rimas Andrikis.

However, Andrikis said: “I hear a lot of talk about myself, but I have nothing to do with these deals or with nominations for the position. I do not have the desire to become a minister. I have a job.”

Another possible candidate Povilas Gylys, is a member of the Order and Justice party‘s parliamentary group.

“Really I do not want to talk about this, because it is still too early. I think the story will continue for the benefit of public relations but I am not sure about anything. It is more of a theoretical possibility,” said Gylys stressing that he, like Skvernelis, was not a member of the Order and Justice party.

“I have the candidates in my head. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius will be the first to hear who the candidates are. I will present one of them officially in the coming days,” said Order and Justice leader Rolandas Paksas.

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