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Coalition partners ready to work together in spite of tension during elections

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCoalition partners have discussed the matter on results of the latest presidential elections and agreed that it is necessary to work together in spite of opposing views on some matters.

«The coalition has unanimously decided to continue its work,» – said Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma after the weekly meeting of coalition partners. She noted that there are currently no indications that partners may not reach an agreement in regard to the next year’s budget. The coalition has decided to work on the budget even though it may not be easy, added the PM.

Politician of the National Alliance Einars Cilinskis emphasized that his party, similar to other coalition partners, plans to continue its work in the coalition. He admits that partners did have different views on specific matters, but what is important is that the coalition has agreed to continue its work.

Cilinskis added – a new president has been elected and soon Latvia will conclude its presidency over the EU Council. With that, talk of future priorities and work is ‘only logical’.

Member of the board of the Union of Greens and Farmers Edgars Tavars said the instability in the government is not something UGF is interested in. On top of that, the government has trying times ahead. The matter of the next year’s budget composition could turn out to be a very complicated matter. Nevertheless, partners hope for constructive cooperation. UGF hopes the coalition will last a long time, said Tavars, speaking highly of Straujuma and Unity as valuable partners.

When asked about conditions in regard to future cooperation, Straujuma said «the coalition cannot work under conditions – we simply agree to work and progress forward».


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