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Arunas Valinskas

Arunas Valinskas,

Lithuanian lawmakers ousted their speaker, Arunas Valinskas, in a no-confidence vote Tuesday Sept. 15 2009, after he was accused of links to an organized crime syndicate
Associated Press Writer / September 15, 2009
VILNIUS, Lithuania—A talk-show host turned political star was ousted as Lithuania’s parliament speaker Tuesday amid a scandal sparked by a photo of him hobnobbing with a member of a deadly criminal gang

Arunas Valinskas, a charismatic TV satirist who once hosted the Lithuanian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” was thrown out of the powerful post in a 95-20 vote that included members of his own National Resurrection Party.  

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