Lithuania's Central Electoral Commission on Tuesday announced that the mandate of the Labour Party's MP Vytautas Gapšys had been terminated. Gapšys is facing corruption charges and has himself asked to be relieved of his duties as an MP.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Vytautas Gapšys
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

The bid was supported unanimously by all 14 members of the body.

Gapšys will lose his mandate on Monday, August 8.

Gapšys announced his decision to leave the parliament during the Labour Party's council meeting last week.

His step comes in connection to a pre-trial investigation conducted by prosecutors who have turned to the parliament with a request to allow bringing him to justice, arrest or otherwise restrict his freedom.

Prosecutors had also asked the Central Electoral Commission to keep them up to date on Gapšys' request to terminate his MP mandate.

Gapšys is suspected of taking a €25,000 bribe from Raimondas Kurlianskis, vice-president of one of Lithuania's biggest business groups MG Baltic.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Polish citizens in Lithuania backed opposition in election in Poland

Almost 1,000 Polish citizens cast their votes in the Polish parliament election in Lithuania on...

Government to hold meeting on whether to establish Ethnic Minority Council

Lithuania's government is set to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the need to establish an Ethnic...

Grenade neutralized on Nida beach

A dangerous grenade was found on the beach in Lithuania's western resort town of Nida on...

Social insurance budget planned with EUR 326 mln surplus

The Lithuanian state social insurance fund Sodra 's draft budget for 2020 targets a surplus of...

Juozaitis may lead new party created by Order and Justice members

An Order and Justice leader expects philosopher Arvydas Juozaitis , one of the candidates in last...