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Lithuania's Central Electoral Commission on Monday voted unanimously to revoke the mandate of Mindaugas Bastys as a member of the Seimas, with the decision to take effect on Wednesday.
Mindaugas Bastys
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The lawmaker announced his resignation last week, shortly after the Seimas failed to impeach him.

Bastys won his mandate in the Zanavykų single-mandate constituency, which includes Šakiai and a few polling stations in the districts of Kaunas and Vilkaviškis.

Lithuania's parliament last week came a dozen votes short of stripping Bastys of his mandate over concealed ties with a former KGB agent.

The Constitutional Court had ruled that the lawmaker grossly violated the Constitution and breached the oath.

After the failed impeachment ballot, parliamentary groups started blaming each other. A few thousand people last week gathered outside the parliament in protest against the decision to leave Bastys in parliament.

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