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Latvian Healthcare Minister decides not to put down his Saeima deputy mandate

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFollowing a recommendation from Latvian Green Party, Latvian Healthcare Minister and Saeima deputy Guntis Belevics has decided to retain his Saeima deputy mandate.

LGP told him not to put down the mandate because it would look like ‘lack of confidence and an attempt to avoid taking responsibility’, Belevics told journalists after his meeting with LGP.

Board members present at the LGP meeting expressed their full support to Belevics for his work, said the party’s Chairman – Edgars Tavars. The political party recommended Belevics not to put down his parliamentary mandate. Instead, he was encouraged to use it to explain his decision in the Saeima.

Belevics had previously considered the option of putting down his mandate because it would have helped him with the process of appealing decisions made by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau in response to some of his decisions.

KNAB has requested the Saeima to permit the application of administrative penalties on Belevics. The bureau has also launched a new inspection of Belevics’ potential breaches of the law. KNAB press-representative Laura Dusa has said the bureau has begun an investigation regarding Belevics actions with the decision that was meant to appoint a new composition of the Pharmaceutical Advisory Council earlier in May. In June, on the other hand, Belevics issued an order to approve the new Pharmaceutical Advisory Board and exclude his son from the new board.

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