The Group of Women at the Seimas has asked the Lithuanian parliament's Ethics and Procedures Commission to look into the possibility of launching impeachment proceedings against Kęstutis Pūkas, an Order and Justice lawmaker, over sexual harassment allegations.
Kęstutis Pūkas
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"The Group of Women has turned to the Ethics and Procedures Commission, asking it to analyze the parliamentarian's behavior and evaluate the possibility of an impeachment procedure if Pūkas himself fails to assume responsibility, to apologize and to resign," Liberal MP Aušrinė Armonaitė, head of the group, told reporters on Thursday.

"The evidence is so indisputable that an apology is the least he can do. We are calling on him to resign," she said.

A motion to launch impeachment proceedings against a member of the Seimas can be put forward by a group of at least 36 lawmakers or by the Ethics and Procedures Commission.

A group of young women have accused Pūkas of sexual harassment, but the 64-year-old politician has dismissed the allegations as "a provocation"

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