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Bondars to compete for State President’s post

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Thursday, January 29th, representatives of Latvian Regional Alliance agreed to review the proposal to suggest Saeima deputy Mārtiņš Bondars as the political party’s presidential candidate.

LRA board member Dainis Liepiņš said departments of the political party will have to present their opinion on this matter before February 15th.

This matter will be discussed on a meeting of LRA representatives following the initiative from several non-government organization, private persons and political power representatives.

Liepiņš supports Bondars as a candidate for the aforementioned post, as the politician fits all the necessary criteria. According to survey results, he is also among the five most popular people in the country.

Bondars had been previously mentioned as one of the possible LRA candidates for this post. Liepiņš, however, emphasized that no discussions had previously taken place in the party.

On his Twitter profile, Bondars has announced that he agrees with LRA’s intention to propose him as its official candidate for the post of President of Latvia.

Bondars adds that ‘it is a great honour to receive trust from LRA representatives’. The politician believes that the next president should be a person capable of formulating Latvia’s position on matters of security, economic growth and welfare. It is also important for the president to be capable of not only formulating this position, but also being able to represent it outside of Latvia.

When asked about this matter and possible support from other political parties, Bondars said it is far more important to acquire support from the people. Only then will politicians listen to the opinion of the people they are supposed to serve. He explains that he already plans to visit different Latvian municipalities.

The final decision regarding the party’s presidential candidate will be made by LRA Saeima faction, who will have an opportunity to officially propose the candidate.

LRA is represented by eight deputies in the Saeima.

Presidential elections in Latvia are planned to take place in approximately six months. Up until now, only the Union of Greens and Farmers has had a clear opinion in regard to potential candidates. UGF has announced it supports Andris Bērziņš and his possible remainder for a second term, if he expresses the desire to remain in this post.

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