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Latvian in America remind that U.S. president does not lead the country alone

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian community in USA asks others not to panic over the democratic choice of American people during presidential elections. They also remind others that the president in USA does not single-handedly lead the country.

Peteris Blumbergs, head of the community, writes in his announcement that USA has powerful democratic traditions and the result of the presidential elections is proof of those traditions – the people choose the president they find suitable the most in a specific time.

The community was happy to see Latvian members active during elections, voting in accordance with their beliefs.

Latvian community in USA and the United Baltic Committee and Central and Eastern European Coalition will continue supporting Latvia’s Baltic States’ foreign policy goals. The coalition has powerful allies in the US congress and supporters in American think tanks. «We will work together to help the next U.S. president pick a capable foreign policy team that will view Eastern Europe’s safety and cooperation with NATO very seriously», as mentioned in the community’s announcement.

During presidential elections, the community took a neutral position to avoid dividing its members into supporters of either republicans or democrats. Nevertheless, Donald Trump’s more scandalous statements about NATO, USA’s overall role in the alliance and even the possible friendship with Russia did not escape the community’s ears.

«We do not agree with Trump in this matter. People should keep in mind that the U.S. president does not lead the country single-handedly – he has to work with the Congress, which largely consists of his party members. We hope the attitude of the Republican Party will not change in matters of international security and USA will comply with its international commitments.

The community will continue following US-Russian relations during the next administration in order to avoid any threats to Europe’s security and the common value system,» – Blumbergs urges people not to doubt the choice of the American people and the power of USA’s democracy.

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