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Aboltina admits she shouldn’t have offended pensioners by hooing at them

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUHooing at pensioners during their protest act near the Saeima only served to worsen Unity’s ratings. An experienced politicians should not have done that, admits Solvita Aboltina.

In her interview to Panorāma programme, Aboltina said her hooing was not of ill intent, nor was it a bad joke. «It was not of ill intent […],» – said Aboltina, adding that there is no reason to laugh at people who use protest acts in order to secure more money for their survival.

However, she did not hide the fact that she noticed members of LABA trade union at the protest act. In addition, she says she heard some people shouting offensive words to her. Nevertheless, even that was no reason for her to act the way she did, admits Aboltina. In her interview, Aboltina apologized once again to all pensioners she might have offended with her hooing. «I believe it is never too late to apologize,» – said the Unity leader.

Aboltina admits she understands that Unity’s ratings, which, according to her, are not too good at the moment and will likely decline even more. ‘It will definitely have an impact. People will take it in different way,’ – added Aboltina. The main reason for the decline of Unity’s ratings is the mutual friction among its members.

As previously reported, Unity leader Solvita Aboltina’s behaviour during the recent protest act of Latvian pensioners, specifically her ‘hooing’ at the crowd on her way from one Saeima building to another, has caused a major public resonance on public networks.

Aboltina did apologize to pensioners later on. «I would like to offer my most sincere apology to every Latvian pensioner if I had unintentionally offended any one of them during their protest act outside the Saeima. There has been a misunderstanding: it was never my intention to offend Latvian pensioners,» – said Aboltina.

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  1. Ilmars says:

    If Aboltina cant understand why Unity’s ratings are plummetting then she should go and look in a mirror.
    Her refusal to let Latvians democratically elect their president, her bagging of Sandra Kalniete’s chances of becoming president, and her attempts to get Unity deputies to vote for the UGF candidate were a disgrace. She told lies about how she was consulting with the public on the next president, when in reality, she was scheming to get the UGF candidate up.
    Unity should kick Aboltina out before she wrecks the party.

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