Unless Gapšys resigns himself, the opposition intends to go on with it in autumn.
"As regards September, there are no doubts about that, if he himself or the coalition does not resolve this issue. I am convinced that a person, found guilty in a political corruption case, cannot hold a position in the Seimas leadership," Seimas opposition leader Andrius Kubilius of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats told BNS on Monday.
Eligijus Masiulis, elder of another parliamentary opposition party, the Liberal Movement, shares Kubilius' view and believes that Gapšys should resign.
"Despite the fact that an appeal process is awaiting, Gapšys should resign" Masiulis told BNS.
The Seimas' fall session will start on September 10.
Pursuant to the Statute of the Seimas, the Board of the Seimas, a Seimas committee or at least 29 members of the Seimas may submit a written proposal to dismiss a Seimas official and at least 71 Seimas members need to hold a secret ballot in favor of the dismissal.