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President Andris Berzins still lacks support in the Saeima

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThree months are left until the end of the presidential term for Andris Berzins. He promised to announce his intentions at the beginning of April, and it is now known that this announcement will come on Friday, as reported by lsm.lv.

According to information from Panorāma programme, the overall situation has not changed and Berzins still lacks the support of the majority of the Saeima in order to be re-elected.

The next President of Latvia will be elected by the Saeima at the end of May. The only officially proposed presidential candidate at the moment is Martins Bondars from the Latvian Regional Alliance.

Whether or not Berzins will join him in the presidential race will become known this Friday.

According to unofficial information, political parties do not support Berzins as a good candidate. One of the most rigorously discussed candidates in the political backstage is Maris Riekstins.

Meanwhile Latvia’s ambassador to NATO and former Defence Minister Riekstins refused to comment ‘theoretical possibilities’ regarding his potential candidacy. According to him, the search for appropriate candidates is in the hands of the ruling parties in the Saeima.

s previously reported, parties of the ruling coalition have reached an agreement in regard to the selection of a suitable candidate for the post of President of Latvia. Partners of the government note that they expect the initiative to be headed by the Prime Minister.

Politicians will engage in talks with NGOs as observers in order to hear what the people expect from the next President of Latvia. It is also planned to listen to the opinion of ex-presidents.

Talks with representatives of NGOs will continue until May 19th. Then it will be allowed to propose candidates for this post. Parties of the coalition have agreed to meet every Thursday in order to discuss the topic of selecting a candidate that would satisfy all political parties.

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