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Artuss Kaimins leaves Latvian Regional Alliance faction

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«The public image of Solvita Aboltina has become a symbol in the eyes of my voters of all that is appalling in Latvia’s politics – arrogance, corruption and scheming. What more, the management of Latvian Regional Alliance’s faction has become a staunch supporter of Aboltina,» – said Artuss Kaimins in his announcement of plans to leave the LRA faction.

«I don’t consider that a clever policy. I consider that a desperate attempt to enter the coalition. With that, I want to distance myself from it,» – he said.

«My decision did not come spontaneously. I have had certain differences in opinions with LRA management for some time now. I did not find the faction’s position on the refugee matter personally acceptable, particularly when the decision was made to support resettlement of refugees without first organizing any in-depth discussions within the party. I do not understand the policy employed by the founding members of LRA. People within the party often have different ideologies and sometimes even misplaced and ill-conceived ambitions,» – said the deputy.

According to him, «there was no reaction from the faction’s leadership to the insults Aivars Lembergs had hurled at me, including his public required to get rid of me. This leads me to believe the leadership of this party agrees with and supports Lembergs’ opinion. All of these factors have contributed to making the work environment for our cooperation impossible. This is why I have decided to leave the LRA faction.»

«I will continue working in the Saeima and its committees. The parliament’s established political culture completely ignores all proposals voiced by the opposition anyway. With that, I see no difference in the opposition having eight or just one vote. Changes to this system can only come from the population’s direct and deep involvement in political processes. I consider the thousands of supporters who follow my work and actively submit feedback my faction,» – added Kaimins.

«The formation of the new government during this festive period will provide us with a new vision for Latvia’s politics. I wish you all a great holiday, peaceful Christmas and a happy new year,» – concluded the deputy.


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