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Candidates for the post of Chairman of Unity become known

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUTwo candidates have been proposed for the post of Chairman of Unity – deputy head of Unity’s Saeima faction Edvards Smiltens and former European commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

In the announcement released to the media, Smiltens mentioned that he was chosen as a candidate with 136 signatures and support from more than ten regional offices. According to information from LETA, Piebalgs received fewer signatures in his support, which does not offer much in the way of accurately predicting the amount of support he has in the party.

His main goal will be restoring people’s trust in the party. Unity needs a leader who knows the party well and who can secure a link with the faction and ministers to ensure administrative and political support during elections and everyday function. The goal is to create a party that would be capable of outliving its leaders and attracting young, talented and clever people to ensure the passing of generations.

He wishes to change the party’s management principles to ensure equal attitude towards the party’s members and see to that each department and representative has their own goals. «It is clear that conflict situation will be unavoidable, but they have to be resolved in the party’s interior openly, in full compliance with correctness within internal and external communication,» – explains Smiltens.

For the post of head of the party’s council, members of Unity have proposed Mayor of Cesis Janis Rozenbergs, Riga City Council Ugis Rotbergs and head of Unity’s Liepaja office Armins Robeznieks. For the post of deputy head of the party’s council, members of Unity have proposed Linda Medene and Krisjanis Liepins, as reported by the party’s press-secretary Laila Timrota.

42 members of the party have become candidates to fill Unity’s management board. This includes current leaders – Solvita Aboltina and other current members of the board.

The full list of candidates is as follows: Solvita Aboltina, Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens, Krisjanis Buss, Marija Balcere, Salaspils Mayor Raimonds Cudars, Kristine Dzelme, Ints Dalderis, Janis Drengers, Inese Libina-Egnere, Edgars Engizers, Valdis Gavars, Dmitrijs Golubevs, Hosam Abu Meri, Andrejs Judins, Didzis Konusevskis, Vilnis Kirsis, Krisjanis Karins, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis, Karina Korna, Aleksejs Loskutovs, Ronalds Licitis, Normunds Licis, Anrijs Matiss, Zigfrida Ozolina, Maris Purins, Artis Pabriks, Livija Plavinska, Karina Palkova, Olafs Pulks, Welfare Minister Janis Reirs, Romualds Razuks, Aigars Rublis, Maris Rudaus-Rudovskis, Vasilijs Smuls, Guna Skangale, Education Minister Karlis Sadurskis, Edvards Smiltens, Evika Silina, Laimdota Straujuma, Janis Upenieks, Inese Vaidere and Alfons Zuks.

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