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Aboltina: UGF achieves what it wants at its partners’ expense

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe National Alliance is an unpredictable, populist partner, but the Union of Greens and Farmers is more capable of representing its industries, accomplishing what the party wants at the expense of other industries. However, there is no room for talks about government change. It is at its most stable than ever before, notes Unity leader Solvita Aboltina.

Looking to review relations with coalition partners, Unity wishes to stick to its priorities some more. «Everything will depend on politicians working in the coalition. On the one hand, leading a government is hard work. Heads of governments, Valdis Dombrovskis in the past and Laimdota Straujuma now, often have to search for compromises,» – explains Aboltina. These compromises are more often created at the expense of the prime minister’s party. This is why offers should be sufficiently clear to allow Unity politicians to talk about them in public and present during coalition meetings.

Speaking of partners, Aboltina considers the National Alliance unpredictable and populist. She believes this party can only think of its voters and ways to increase its own rating. It is hard for NA to demonstrate any actual accomplishments. «Surveys show – whenever they oppose something, be it with slogans like ‘Russians are coming!’ or ‘Refugees are coming!’, their political ratings usually increase,» – says the politician.

UGF, on the other hand, has very active ministers, Aboltina says. These ministers are better at representing their industries at other industries’ expense. «I am worried about what happened to the State Agency of Medicines. I find it sad whenever a politician comes with a proposal, the prime minister believes it can be cancelled but it ends up being carried out either way. The prime minister should be able to keep track of her team. The prime minister should demonstrate strictness toward all ministers, because every industry is an area that would benefit from a firm position of the head of government,» – said Aboltina.

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  1. Ilmars says:

    On behalf of all the pensioners of Latvia , the only thing I would like to say to Aboltina is “hoo”.

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