Brazauskas Cabinet II

The Second Brazauskas Cabinet was the 13th cabinet of Lithuania since 1990. It consisted of the Prime Minister and 13 government ministers.

Brazauskas Cabinet II
2004–2006
Algirdas Mykkolas Brazauskas, Litauens statsminster, under det Nordiskt-Baltiska statsministermotet i Reykjavik 2005-10-24.jpg
Date formed14 December 2004 (2004-12-14)
Date dissolved1 June 2006 (2006-06-01)
People and organisations
Head of stateValdas Adamkus
Head of governmentAlgirdas Brazauskas
Member partiesSocial Democratic Party of Lithuania, Labour Party, Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union, New Union (Social Liberals) (2004–2006)
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, Labour Party, Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union (2006)[3]
Status in legislature (2004–2006)
(2006)
Opposition partiesHomeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives), Liberal and Centre Union, Liberal Democratic Party (2004–2005)

Homeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives), Liberal and Centre Union, Liberal Democratic Party, Liberal parliamentary group (2005–2006)[4]


Homeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives), Liberal and Centre Union, New Union (Social Liberals), Liberal Democratic Party, Liberal Movement (2006)
Opposition leaderAndrius Kubilius (2005–2006)[1][2]
History
Election(s)2004 Lithuanian parliamentary election
Legislature term(s)Ninth Seimas
PredecessorBrazauskas Cabinet I
SuccessorKirkilas Cabinet

HistoryEdit

Algirdas Brazauskas, the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania had led the 12th government as the Prime Minister since 2001. The outgoing government coalition "Working for Lithuania" finished second in the elections in October 2004, behind the populist Labour Party, but Brazauskas was again appointed the Prime Minister by President Valdas Adamkus on 29 November 2004. The 13th cabinet received its mandate and started its work on 14 December 2004, after the Seimas gave assent to its program.[5]

The government collapsed in late spring of 2006, when in April New Union (Social Liberals) left the coalition and in May President Adamkus expressed no-confidence in Minister of Culture Vladimiras Prudnikovas and Minister of Health Žilvinas Padaiga, who were delegated by the Labour Party. This criticism caused the Labour Party's council to withdraw its ministers from the government, prompting Brazauskas to resign on 1 June 2006.[6][7][8][9] By the first week of May, the government became minority one as 9 members of Labor Party parliamentary group (including Speaker of Seimas Viktoras Muntianas) formed their own parliamentary group, which was called Civic Democratic parliamentary group.[10] The government continued to serve in an acting capacity, with Zigmantas Balčytis as the acting Prime Minister until the Kirkilas Cabinet started its work on 18 July 2006.

CabinetEdit

The following ministers served on the Second Brazauskas Cabinet.[5]

Position Name Party From To
Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 14 December 2004 1 June 2006
Ministry of Agriculture Kazimira Prunskienė Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Culture Vladimiras Prudnikovas Labour Party 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Economy Viktor Uspaskich Labour Party 14 December 2004 21 June 2005[11]
Kęstutis Daukšys 29 June 2005 18 July 2006
Ministry of Education and Science Remigijus Motuzas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Environment Arūnas Kundrotas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Finance Algirdas Butkevičius Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 14 December 2004 14 May 2005[12]
Zigmantas Balčytis 14 May 2005[13] 18 July 2006
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Antanas Valionis New Union (Social Liberals) 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Health Žilvinas Padaiga Labour Party 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of the Interior Gintaras Furmanavičius Labour Party 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Justice Gintautas Bužinskas Labour Party 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Defence Gediminas Kirkilas Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Ministry of Social Security and Labour Vilija Blinkevičiūtė New Union (Social Liberals) 14 December 2004 18 July 2006
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Ministry of Transport and Communications Zigmantas Balčytis Social Democratic Party of Lithuania 14 December 2004 14 May 2005[13]
Petras Čėsna 10 June 2005 18 July 2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.lrs.lt/sip/portal.show?p_r=3345&p_k=1&p_t=37346
  2. ^ "Seimo nariai - Andrius KUBILIUS".
  3. ^ "Naujoji koalicija gyvuos iki savivaldybių rinkimų kampanijos pradžios, mano G.Kirkilas". delfi.lt. 13 April 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Susisiekimo ministras Petras Čėsna atmeta Seimo liberalo Algio Kašėtos kaltinimus".
  5. ^ a b "Ankstesnės Vyriausybės. Po 1990 metų". Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
  6. ^ "Darbo partija traukiasi iš koalicijos (Atnaujinta)".
  7. ^ "Prezidentas smogė Vyriausybei į paširdžius". Archived from the original on 2018-05-24. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  8. ^ "Brazauskas resigns amid governmental collapse". The Baltic Times. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Charges bring down Lithuania coalition". The New York Times. International Herald Tribune. 31 May 2006.
  10. ^ ""Pilietininkai" užsimojo sugriauti koalicijos sutartį".
  11. ^ "DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS ŪKIO MINISTRO V. USPASKICH ATSISTATYDINIMO". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  12. ^ "DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS FINANSŲ MINISTRO A. BUTKEVIČIAUS ATSISTATYDINIMO". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  13. ^ a b "DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS SUSISIEKIMO MINISTRO Z. BALČYČIO ATLEIDIMO IR JO SKYRIMO LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS FINANSŲ MINISTRU". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 16 May 2016.