Posts tagged as Paksas

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…

MPs draft constitutional amendment to allow impeached president Paksas to run for parliament

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lithuanian MPs drafted a constitutional amendment to allow the country’s impeached president Rolandas Paksas to run for parliament. The proposed amendment, registered on Thursday, paves the way for a person who has been impeached and removed from office to stand for election again, but no sooner than a decade after the removal. The bill would not, however, allow an impeached individual to run for president or assume any other office…

Lithuania faces public condemnation by Council of Europe over Paksas case

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Council of Europe may adopt a resolution in December, stating that Lithuania fails to meet its international obligation by not implementing the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling on paving the way for Rolandas Paksas to stand as a candidate in elections. Donatas Murauskas, a representative of the Lithuanian government, says the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will discuss this issue on Dec. 4-6. “The implementation of the…