Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has signed a decree to dismiss Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, a social democrat, from the post of healthcare minister.
Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė
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Grybauskaitė made the announcement to journalists after meeting with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius on Wednesday morning.

"I just signed the decree to discharge the minister as of February 18," the president said.

Asked to specify other members of the government who should resign amid corruption scandals, the president said there were other ways of taking political responsibility, adding that "shadows so far fall upon the environment minister and the Agriculture Ministry, particularly its subordinate institutions."

"I leave the prerogative (of political responsibility) up to the prime minister to decide," Grybauskaitė told journalists.

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