European Parliament members voted to sack Vice President Eva Kaili from her position on Tuesday after she was implicated in a corruption scandal.
The heads of all political groups earlier launched the procedure to oust Kaili. The motion was backed by 625 EU lawmakers, and only one voted against it.
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said on Tuesday; "This decision is effective immediately.
"We will continue to fully cooperate with relevant national law enforcement and judicial authorities.”
Kaili and three others were arrested on accusations of participation in a criminal organization, money laundering and corruption, according to the Belgian prosecutor’s office.
The four suspects are accused of having influenced decisions in the European Parliament in favour of World Cup host Qatar in return for money and gifts.
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