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2020.11.11 09:59

Lithuania’s liberal parties to receive five ministries under coalition deal

BNS2020.11.11 09:59

Under the coalition agreement signed on Monday, the Liberal Movement will get at least two ministerial positions and the Freedom Party will receive three posts.

Head of the Liberal Movement, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, will also be proposed to be the speaker of the country’s parliament, according to Gabrielius Landsbergis, head of the conservative Homeland Union (TS-LKD) leading the three-party coalition.

The center-right coalition has also proposed Ingrida Šimonytė, representing the Homeland Union, for prime minister.

However, the final distribution of the ministerial posts is yet to be determined, Šimonytė told reporters.

The conservative Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) won the country’s October election, and has now signed a coalition agreement with the Freedom Party and the Liberal Movement.

The new coalition will have 74 out of 141 seats in the Lithuanian parliament.

Read more: Lithuania’s liberal and conservative parties sign coalition agreement

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