RIGA - On Nov. 20 Parliament voted 27 to 12, with 49 abstaining, not to lift the immunity of Speaker Ingrida Udre, which would have subjected her to a 250 lat (380 euro) fine as leader of the Greens and Farmers Union, for her party's noncompliance in returning illegal campaign donations of over 50,000 lats. The parliamentary vote was seen as a major setback to the anti-corruption movement, which has stepped up its activities in recent weeks.The Corruption Prevention and Control Bureau had asked the judiciary to fine Ingrida Udre 250 lats – the maximum amount – for not transferring the overa...
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