BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a local legislative committee has stripped disgraced politician Bo Xilai of his qualifications to serve on the national legislature.
The expulsion, once confirmed by the national body, will clear the way for Bo to be prosecuted on charges ranging from corruption to sexual affairs to abetting the cover-up of a murder by his wife.
Delegates to the national legislature have immunity from arrest and prosecution unless there is special approval.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that the standing committee of Chongqing People's Congress removed Bo — who last served as the city's party chief — as a national delegate. Xinhua said the standing committee of the National People's Congress would review the decision.
Bo has already been expelled from the Communist Party.