MPs vote not to lift immunity of colleague suspected of breach of trust in local politics

The Chamber of Deputies has voted not to strip Social Democrat MP Zuzana Kailová of her parliamentary immunity. The police had wished to charge her with breach of trust and abuse of office in connection with a previous function in local politics in Ústí nad Labem. Forty-two of 173 MPs present in the Chamber of Deputies voted to lift her immunity in a vote on Tuesday, while 81 voted against. The police will be able to charge Ms. Kailová once her mandate expires.

Author: Ian Willoughby