Brazauskas: no need to revise coalition agreement

  • 2005-06-23
VILNIUS - Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas said there was no need to revise the ruling coalition's agreement in light of the resignation of Economy Minister Viktor Uspaskich, whose Labor Party represents the most seats in the coalition.

"I see no need to revise it now. Why should we revise?" he said after a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The Labor Party's ruling council decided on Wednesday night that it would stay the ruling coalition and would propose Kestutis Dauksys as the new economy minister.

After the general parliamentary elections in October last year, the ruling coalition was formed by four political parties -- the Social Democratic Party, the New Union (Social Liberals), the Labor Party and the Union of Farmers and New Democracy Parties.

Last week, Uspaskich stated he was resigning as economy minister and giving up his MP mandate.