“No, I won’t resign. I will leave it up to the Seimas to correct the mistake. Members of the Seimas will either dismiss it as a mistake or decide that it was not a mistake,” he told journalists on Friday.
Earlier on Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled that Bastys breached his oath of office and committed a gross violation of the Constitution by concealing his ties with former KGB agent Piotr Voyeiko, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday.
After the court’s ruling, the parliament will decide on revoking his parliamentary immunity. It will need votes of at least three fifths of Lithuania’s 141 parliament, i.e., 85 parliamentarians.
Bastys won his mandate in Zanavykų single-mandate constituency. If he gives up his mandate or has it revoked in impeachment, the constituency would hold new elections.
A failed vote in the Lithuanian Seimas on Tuesday will prevent the leader of the ruling Order and Justice party, Rolandas Paksas, to run for parliament in next year’s elections. Observers say the situation has been engineered by the Labour Party which wants to steal Paksas’ voters. […]
Unpleasant steps are being taken regarding Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) by the Seimas, LRT Director General Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė says. According to her, there have been various attempts to limit the freedom of press during […]