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Latvian residents do not see Kucinskis as an appropriate PM candidate

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWhen asked to evaluate Maris Kucinskis, prime minister candidate from the Union of Greens and Farmers, on a scale of one to ten, Latvian residents aged 18-55 gave this candidate 4.8 points on average.

19% of respondents gave Kucinskis a seven or more, according to results of a survey carried out by TNS and 900 seconds programme of LNT.

28% of respondents gave Kucinskis five to six points in general. 31% of respondents gave him four or less points.

22% of respondents had nothing to say about Kucinskis as a prime minister candidate.

BNN had recently reported that UGF has decided to announce Maris Kucinskis as the party’s official prime minister candidate.

The decision of the board of UGF to support Kucinkis was unanimous, as confirmed by the party’s press-secretary Dace Karklina.

Shortly after stepping down and before President Raimonds Vejonis took charge over the candidate selection process, Laimdota Straujuma had nominated Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis as her successor. Kozlovskis has since said he does not want to become a PM candidate.

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