FYROM: Parliament lifts immunity for former PM Gruevski

FYROM: Parliament lifts immunity for former PM Gruevski

Parliament in FYROM has voted in favour of lifting the immunity of former PM and former leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, who has fled to Hungary to evade a two year prison sentence for official misconduct during the time he was in office.

62 MPs voted in favour of lifting the immunity, while VMRO-DPMNE lawmakers did not participate in the voting.

MPs acted in compliance with the request made by the Criminal Court, which has sentenced the former PM to two years in prison. However, the former PM is now in Hungary where he has been granted asylum./ibna/