On Wednesday, the ruling parties in parliament voted down the opposition’s proposed agenda and blocked the possibility of an extraordinary parliamentary session to consider impeaching Labour Party MP Vytautas Gapšys as well as opening the floor to discussion of other recent scandals that have afflicted the ruling Social Democrats.
Andrius Kubilius
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Opposition were furious after the move by the government with Conservative and the opposition leader Andrius Kubilius compared the ruling parties to Russian politicians.

“Remember that only in the Russian Duma can the ruling party can say that the Duma is not a place for discussions. The Lithuanian parliament won the right to discuss all issues for all the nation, and you and your blatant actions cannot take away that right.”

The Conservatives’ criticism got a sharp response, with the Social Democrats accusing the opposition of electioneering.

“Here Mr Gapšys is just an excuse. After all, you can see how much populist issues are being raised. Stop practising populism and inciting people before the elections,” said Social Democrat Benediktas Juodka.


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