The leader of the Labour Party, Viktor Uspaskich, has promised to exclude any member who has been suspected of possible vote buying from the Party. The Party has also requested the investigation of cases of voter bribery as soon as possible, delfi.lt reported on 18 October.
“If the above mentioned facts are confirmed, the chairman of the Labour Party has promised to personally address the issue by deposing the members who violated the law from the Party,” – such a position was expressed by Uspaskich on Thursday in the Labour Party’s report. According to the leader of Labour Party, reports of possible vote buying have “cast a shadow over the Party’s authority”.
“When the information that some members of the Labour Party possibly bribed voters appeared in the media, the chairman of Labour Party, Viktor Uspaskich, declared that it cast a shadow over the Party’s authority. The Labour Party has therefore asked the State authorities that are responsible for the investigations into the incident to present the results of their research as soon as possible,” – the report says.
DELFI reminds us that the prosecutors have already appealed to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) due to the annulment of immunity for the Labour Party candidate Rimvydas Podolskis – he has been suspected of bribing voters. The law enforcement is also investigating the possibility of buying prisoners’ votes.
The CEC Chairman, Zenonas Vaigauskas, says that due to the bribing of voters, election results in several constituencies have been cancelled. This, according to him, would be the first time this has happened in the history of Parliamentary elections.
Translated by Sandra Dijokaitė
Edited by Nicola Lavey