2019.06.27 14:08

Coalition agreement postponed until ‘next Friday’, ruling party leader announces

Politicians from four Lithuanian parties that are in talks to form a new ruling majority have decided to postpone the signing of the coalition agreement until the end of next week. The negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on the government program and how to divide up posts.

“We now plan to do it next Friday,” Ramūnas Karbauskis, the leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), told journalists on Thursday.

“Issues related to the program, and also other issues, have not been completely resolved,” Karbauskis said, adding that some people who would have to sign the agreement were currently out of the country.

The LVŽS, the Social Democratic Labour Party (LSDDP), the Order and Justice party and the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance (LLRA-KŠS) are holding talks on a future coalition government.

Karbauskis also said Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is meeting with negotiators on Monday to discuss their proposals.