President: coalition needs to expand

  • 2010-09-07
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has said the ruling coalition, currently a minority government, is making a mistake by not expanding.

My tone was becoming stricter and will stay that way because the coalition is not strengthening itself in Seimas, letting the [bad] process develop by itself. This passive watching of the political processes in the ruling coalition is surprising me,” Grybauskaite told the TV programme Savaites komentarai.

The current ruling coalition has 70 out of 141 lawmakers in Seimas. It is made up from the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the Liberal Movement, Rising Nation Party and Liberal and Centre Party.