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Donations of unknown origin cause one of Sudraba’s leaders to leave the party

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOne of the Board members of Inguna Subraba’s party No sirds Latvijai has announced that he will not take part in the upcoming Saeima elections as part of this political power, criticizing the party’s financing model ‘from unknown sources’.

‘It is unacceptable for me to have the party be financed from unknown sources, when the Board is not provided any information on the origin of this money, when important decisions are made not during meetings of the Board, but through Inguna Sudraba’s consultations with different self-proclaimed businessmen,’ – notes Viesturs Tamužs.

Tamužs has exited Sudraba’s political power. No sirds Latvijai, on the other hand, has announced that it has decided to exclude Tamužs from the party. Apparently this is because he and the Board of the party have different views on participation in 12th Saeima elections and the upcoming submission of the list of candidates to the Central Elections Committee.

Tamužs has presented the Board conditions, which were attempted to be completed with ‘unacceptable methods and opposite to the ethics code’. Tamužs wanted to have him included on the list of candidates in Vidzeme as Nr 1. He also asked to create a special Deputy Chairman post in the party exclusively for him. The decision to exclude Tamužs from the party was made unanimously, notes the party’s press-representative Mārtiņš Pozņaks.

Tamužs says the meeting of the Board of the party ‘was the last straw’, because he did not receive a single answer to his questions. This is why he has decided to leave the party. Tamužs confirmed that he did, indeed, ask to be put as the leader of the candidate list in Vidzeme. At the moment, he does not plan to join any other political power.

As BNN had previously reported, commenting on the rapidly increasing donations to the party, Inguna Sudraba has said that there is no reason to worry, and that the money was earned through legal means.

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  1. Tom says:

    All government parties should have any donations given to them made public. It is in the interest of the people. Simply stating that the money was earned by legal means is simply not enough. transparency should always be the rule in any governments party agenda. How can any government gain the trust of its people by covert agendas.

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