2019.06.19 17:15

No need to rush with coalition agreement, PM Skvernelis says

Saulius Jakučionis, BNS2019.06.19 17:15

As four Lithuanian parliamentary parties negotiate a new coalition agreement, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis advises against rushing into finalizing it before the inauguration of the new president next month.

Even though the coalition agreement could be signed as early as next week, “I think there's no need to rush into it as we have time until July 12,” the prime minister told journalists on Wednesday.

In his words, “there's no need to go over the top” and sign the coalition agreement as early as possible. Skvernelis also noted that every MP in the would-be ruling coalition should sign on the coalition agreement.

“What is signed on, will need to be implemented” and MPs will need to “press buttons”, that is vote, to carry out the agreement, the prime minister said.

Currently, the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, the Social Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania, the Order and Justice party and the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance are holding negotiations on a new ruling coalition.

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