Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday voted down the nomination of Kaunas regional court chairman Nerijus Meilutis to the post prosecutor general, as proposed by the president.
Nerijus Meilutis
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

During a secret ballot on Tuesday, the proposed nomination was supported by 46 parliamentarians, 50 voted against and 19 abstained. Under the Constitution, the prosecutor general is appointed and dismissed by the president with approval from the parliament.

Meilutis, 40, has worked as a judge in courts of various levels, serving in leading positions for the past five years. He has been heading the Kaunas Regional Court since 2011.

The five-year term of the previous prosecutor general, Darius Valys, expired on June 15.

Appointment postponed indefinitely

After parliament refused to appoint Kaunas Regional Court Chairman Nerijus Meilutis as Lithuania's new prosecutor general, the designation is postponed indefinitely, President Dalia Grybauskaitė says.

"The ballot demonstrated the parliament's lax stance on problems of the prosecution system. The parliament sees more determined and well-performing leaders unacceptable. Appointment of the prosecutor general is now postponed indefinitely," Grybauskaitė said in a comment communicated to BNS by the President's Office.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Conservatives compare S. Skvernelis’ links to D. Gudelis with R. Paksas and J. Borisov’s friendship

A journalist investigation has uncovered facts that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Minister...

PM to run for president

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced on Thursday he is to run for president in the...

Security institutions urged to react following LRT investigation, S. Skvernelis sees no issue

That the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union is backed by the shareholders of various companies is a...

Political scientist: Skvernelis is good news for Šimonytė

“Skvernelis has a chance. Everyone over 40 has a chance because you can still register,” political...

Social Democrats appeal to STT over business financial support for “Farmer” candidate

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) has appealed to the Special Investigation Service...