Posts tagged as ex-president

Lithuania will allow impeached president to run for parliament

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The proposed amendment to Article 74 of the constitution would pave the way for a person impeached and removed from office to stand for election no sooner than ten years after impeachment. The bill is being tabled in order to implement the judgment adopted by the European Court of Human Rights in the case brought against Lithuania by ex-president Rolandas Paksas, who was ousted through impeachment in 2004. Paksas was…

Lithuania’s ex-president calls pressure on parlt speaker ‘fiesta of petty-mindedness’

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lithuania’s former President Dalia Grybauskaite describes the Farmers and Greens Union’s pressure on Viktoras Pranckietis to step down as the speaker of the Seimas as “a fiesta of political petty-mindedness”.  “Looking from outside, one can see elements of revenge for (a lack of) political loyalty,” Grybauskaite said in an interview aired by Lithuanian Radio on Wednesday. “There are not and will not be any concrete accusations against him; he is a decent person. Looking from…

As police arrive, Peru’s ex-president commits suicide

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ex-president of Peru Alan García committed suicide on Wednesday, 17 April, when police arrived to arrest him for corruption. As reported by British broadcaster BBC, when the police arrived, García asked for permission to call his lawyer. He entered his office and locked the door. Shortly after, a shot was heard from inside the room. When the police rushed into the room, they saw García with a shot wound on…

Scandal: Former South Korean president is jailed 15 years for bribery

Friday, October 5, 2018

South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee, who posted a handwritten note on Facebook denying the most of the charges, has one week to appeal. The 76-year-old served as president from 2008-2013 and has been held at…