2019.08.12 15:00

Lithuanian ruling party leader says he can work with new president, unlike predecessor Grybauskaitė

BNS 2019.08.12 15:00

Ramūnas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union party, welcomed the ongoing dialogue with Lithuania's president Gitanas Nausėdas.

According to Karbauskis, there were no such ties with the president's officer under Dalia Grybauskaitė.

"I'm really glad about the cooperation with the president's office, our new president, because there had been no such dialogue between Seimas, the president's office and the government for the two and a half years [since the last general electio]," Karbauskis told reporters.

"The dialog is very open and, I'd say, very unusual for us as far as the president's office is concerned."

The new president sent four bills back to the parliament during his first month in office.

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Adviser to the president, Povilas Mačiulis, has told reporters that Nausėda had no opportunity to express his opinion at the deliberation stage, hence the large number of vetoes.