However, Prime Minister-designate Algirdas Butkevičius has failed to submit a complete coordinated list of candidates for ministers.
Today the Prime Minister presented only twelve candidates for ministers, assuming personal responsibility for each of them.
The submitted list does not include the names of the Minister of Social Security and Labor and the Minister of Education and Science.
The candidates chosen by the Prime Minister are very different terms of their competence.
Some of them meet only the minimum requirements for performing their direct duties and properly representing Lithuania abroad.
The requirements posed on all the candidates, irrespective of their party affiliation, were equal and the same.
The Government must start working in time because there is a lot of work and many important decisions ahead.
Therefore, based on the submission made by the Prime Minister, I have signed a decree approving the 16th Government in its incomplete composition.
I hope that the Prime Minister, who has assumed responsibility for the Government’s composition, will complete the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers as soon as possible.
Today I approve the Government of the following composition:
Jaroslav Neverovič- Minister of Energy
Rimantas Šadžius – Minister of Finance
Juozas Olekas – Minister of National Defence
Šarūnas Birutis – Minister of Culture
Rimantas Sinkevičius – Minister of Transport and Communication
Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis- Minister of Health
Juozas Bernatonis -Minister of Justice
Linas Antanas Linkevičius – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Birutė Vėsaitė – Minister of Economy
Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas -Minister of the Interior
Vigilijus Jukna – Minister of Agriculture
I would like to wish the incoming Government successful work for the benefit of all the people of Lithuania.