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Latvian politicians estimate the new government may start working in February

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUPolitical powers of the acting government promise a long process of formation of the new government. Politicians estimate it may conclude at the end of January or the beginning of February, as reported by lsm.lv.

It is also expected that no significant decisions will be made this week.

Augusts Brigmanis, leader of the Union of Greens and Farmers, told Rīta Panorāmā programme that his party may not announce its official candidate on Monday. Viesturs Silenieks confirmed this in his interview to Latvijas Radio. Prior to forming the government, there should be firm confidence that appropriate candidates will gain support of the potential coalition. Both of them said it is important to wait for a move from Unity.

Brigmanis admits that UGF still believes in Janis Duklavs and Maris Kacinskis as the party’s potential candidates. It is unknown which one of them will be officially announced.

Silenieks added that the party does not aim to propose a candidate by any cost. He also expressed his skepticism is regards to announcing a non-party candidate. He added that things may become clearer in the third week of January.

Unity’s secretary general Artis Kampars confirmed that Solvita Aboltina remains the party’s favourite.

Kampars said the current opinion in the political environment in regards to Aboltina shows people’s fear of a strong and active person. He did not hide the fact that Unity may have a trump up its sleeve to help with government formation talks.

Formation of a new government in Latvia will take some time. It is likely the new Cabinet of Ministers will start working only at the beginning of February. Forming a strong and capable government requires a lot of time.

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