Lithuania's EAPL-CFA will take part in talks on ruling coalition, leader says

  • 2019-06-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance will take part in the ongoing talks on a new ruling coalition, its leader said after the party's council meeting in Vilnius on Friday.

"It made the decision to officially start talks on a future coalition," Tomasevski told journalists after the council meeting.

"We agreed that program provisions are key and from that point we start to talk. If we manage to negotiate on what we are delegated for and what results are expected, then there will be another step. And now it's too soon to talk about posts," EAPL-CFA MP Rita Tamasuniene said.

During the coalition talks, the Polish party will seek partners' commitment to raise child benefits and people income, step up social justice and giving more independence for municipal authorities on making decisions on land disposal and the application of certain taxes.

Following last month's presidential election, the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union started talks on a new ruling bloc and signed last week a coalition memorandum with the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania and the Order and Justice party.

The documents states that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will stay in his position and the position of the Seimas speaker would go to the SDLP.