MPs turn down proposal to relinquish some of their immunity

  • 2012-03-30

RIGA – On March 29, Saeima members turned down proposed Constitutional amendments which would foresee parliament members relinquishing some of their immunity, as enough votes were not collected for a Constitutional majority, or two-thirds.

The proposed amendments would have allowed Saeima members to be penalized without a parliamentary vote on the matter.

53 Saeima members voted for the Constitutional amendments, 25 voted against, whilst seven parliament members abstained.

The only opposition parliament member to support the amendments was Dana Reiziniece-Ozola (Union of Greens and Farmers).

All Harmony Center parliament members voted against the amendments, as well as Rihards Eigims (Union of Greens and Farmers).

The remaining Saeima members from the Union of Greens and Farmers abstained from the vote.