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Grigule writes request to leave Latvian Farmers Union

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian MEP Iveta Grigule has decided to leave the Latvian Farmers Union.

«I have written a request to leave the ranks of LFU,» Grigule announced on 8 February.

The politician refused to provide any detailed information on this matter. She did promise to comment on her decision on Thursday, 9 February. Grigule only said that her decision to leave the party may improve the part and the government’s ratings.

In her interview to Panorāma, Grigule said she was shown social surveys that showed declines of ratings of the Union of Greens and Farmers and the government. «I don’t want to get in anyone’s way – if I am the reason for the decline in ratings, I hope this step will help recover lost positions,» Grigule said.

When asked if she truly believes she is the reason for the rating decline, the politician asked to look at ratings in a couple of months.

LZS leader Augusts Brigmanis has received a text message from Grigule. In this text message, Grigule informed the politician of her decision to leave the party.

When asked how he would describe Grigule’s actions, considering the situation after the scandalous vote, Brigmanis said he is «tired of all this». He refused to provide more comments on this matter.

He added that there was a meeting of the party’s board on Wednesday, 8 February. During this meeting, members of the board discussed Grigule’s future in the party.

The next meeting is scheduled for 17 February. At this meeting, members of the board will have to approve Grigule’s exclusion from LFU, Brigmanis said.

BNN had previously reported that last autumn Grigule, Andrejs Mamikins and Tatyana Zdanok voted against EP’s resolution for combating propaganda coming from Russia and terrorist organizations.

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