Lithuanian MP Mindaugas Bastys has no plans of giving up his mandate after the Constitutional Court ruled he had violated his oath of office.
Mindaugas Bastys
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

"No, I won't resign. I will leave it up to the Seimas to correct the mistake. Members of the Seimas will either dismiss it as a mistake or decide that it was not a mistake," he told journalists on Friday.

Earlier on Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled that Bastys breached his oath of office and committed a gross violation of the Constitution by concealing his ties with former KGB agent Piotr Voyeiko, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday.

After the court's ruling, the parliament will decide on revoking his parliamentary immunity. It will need votes of at least three fifths of Lithuania's 141 parliament, i.e., 85 parliamentarians.

Bastys won his mandate in Zanavykų single-mandate constituency. If he gives up his mandate or has it revoked in impeachment, the constituency would hold new elections.

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

Parliament votes against stripping MP Grazulis of his legal immunity

The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday refused to allow prosecuting MP Petras Grazulis in the so-called...

Eight drunken British soldiers detained in resort of Palanga (1)

Eight drunken British soldiers were detained in the Lithuanian seaside resort of Palanga early on...

Nauseda tops Lithuania's approval ratings

President-elect Gitanas Nauseda is the most favored politician in Lithuania, according to the latest...

Government proposes introducing equal university admission criteria

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday put before the country's parliament amendments on setting equal...

Over 500 children born in Lithuania after assisted insemination

521 children have been born after assisted insemination in Lithuania over the past two years,...