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Aboltina hopes deputies’ actions will comply with their promises

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Unity expects not beautiful words from the next President of Latvia. Instead, the party expects a strict position and decisiveness, said Solvita Aboltina in her speech to the Saeima.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«I want to believe no one will use the secret vote to say one thing and do the opposite,» – said the politician.

She emphasized that the election of the President of Latvia is one of the most responsible objectives of the Latvian parliament to ensure the country’s future. Coalition parties have selected two respectable candidates – Raimonds Vejonis and Egils Levits. Unity will vote for them, said Aboltina.

She said Unity will do that «without hiding and without playing games». The party will express its opinion openly and honestly.

Unity expects the next president will hold state and public interests above everything else. The party also hopes the next president will base his decisions on three pillars – state external and internal security, economic and financial security and socially inclusive policy.

«In this geopolitically troubling time, the president as the supreme commander of armed forces will need to firmly support stick to the plan to increase Latvia’s defence budget to 2% from GDP,» – added Aboltina.

She said it is also highly important to increase the numbers of Latvia’s army and continue developing the country’s military infrastructure.

«Lately the Baltic Sea region has experienced notable changes in regard to international security. Latvia is already living in a state of information war for the hearts and minds of the populace. This is why our country’s external security is closely tied to our safety in internal policy,» – continued Aboltina.

The president also plays a major role in state economic and financial security and cohesion of society.

«Today we elect our president. We elect a president who understands his responsibility and is able to motivate our people regardless of their place of residence, income level, education, language or political allegiance. Every single resident is important for our country, and it is the president’s objective to unite society, not divide it,» – said Aboltina.

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