The parliamentary group of the conservative Homeland Union will initiate interpellation against Minister of the Interior Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas, unless he resigns himself. This was confirmed by opposition leader Andrius Kubilius.
Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas
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"Our decision to initiate an interpellation will depend on the minister's actions in the coming days. If he does not step down, and we see that the prime minister encourages the minister to stay, then we will indeed move ahead with the interpellation. The facts that transpired yesterday clearly prove that what the Special Investigation Service calls trading in influence prevails in the area of the minister's responsibility. One may surmise that this was happening with the minister's knowledge as the same trace of the Order and Justice party is noticeable, while the minister is the deputy chairman of the party," Kubilius told ELTA news agency.

According to Kubilius, the initiative will be presented once Parliament returns for sittings, i.e., after 5 November.

"If the minister does not resign by 5 November, then on 5 or 6 November, when the Seimas convenes, the votes, I believe, will have been collected," said Kubilius.

At least 29 MPs must support the parliamentary interpellation initiative and 74 votes will be needed to remove the minister from his position.

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