Three new ministers were sworn in in the Lithuanian Seimas on Tuesday, with new ministers of interior, agriculture and transport appointed following the government overhaul.
Andrius Palionis, Rita Tamašunienė, Miroslavas Narkevičius
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Following the swearing-in ceremony, Rita Tamasuniene assumed the position of interior minister, Jaroslav Narkevic became transport minister and Andrius Palionis assumed the position of agriculture minister.

Tamasuniene and Narkevic represent the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance, and Palionis is a representative of the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania

The Lithuanian Cabinet has been overhauled in line with a coalition agreement signed by the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania, the Order and Justice party and the EAPL-CFA in early July.

Earlier in the day, the Lithuanian parliament voted to give a renewed mandate to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' reshuffled Cabinet. The motion was passed in a vote of 75 to 27 with nine abstentions.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

European greens: Sinkevicius not our candidate but has good ideas

Lithuanian's European commissioner -designate Virginijus Sinkevicius is not their candidate but he...

Zemaitaitis ousted as vice-speaker of parliament

Remigijus Zemaitaitis , the Order and Justice party's leader, has been ousted as vice-speaker of...

Ukrainian state firm's ex-chairman seeks political asylum in Lithuania

Petro Vovchuk , a former chairman of the management board at Ukraine's State Food and Grains...

Presidential advisor expects Belarus to delay N-plant launch

Belarus should delay the launch of its Astravyets nuclear power plant until all stress test...

President signs 'spy swap' bill into law

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a bill detailing the president's right to...