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Lembergs is dismissed from his post

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Aivars Lembergs

The Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry (EPRDM) has prepared an order regarding Aivars Lembergs’ removal from the post of Chairman of Ventspils City Council, Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs announced during a press briefing for journalists on Friday, October 19.

The minister noted that it is not worth debating over this issue any longer, because the ministry has now compiled strong, judicially backed arguments. Also, the ministry’s agenda also has a number of other equally important issues to discuss, and the confirmation of Lembergs’ illegal activities is no longer a fresh topic in Latvia.

Sprudzs is forced to dismiss Lembergs form his post by both the detailed analysis of related documents, and his conscience for the law.

He adds that the ministry is not a court. He is a politician, and the ministry makes political decisions.

“The goal of this order is to achieve fair and responsible management of municipalities in Latvia, including Ventspils. And this is not the goal of just the ministry; this is the goal of Latvia,” – Sprudzs says.

He adds that this decision has not only a judicial meaning, but a symbolic one as well.

“I hope that this step will allow us to make a leap to strengthen democracy,” – the minister said.

The minister mentioned that there was the question of whether Lembergs was already relieved of his duties. “The previous decision stated that Lembergs is a Mayor, but cannot perform a Mayor’s duties. Our decision clearly states that Lembergs is no longer the Mayor of Ventspils.”

Representative of the National Union – Ainars Cilinskis – was also present at the briefing. He noted that “the importance of this decision should not be underestimated.” What is meant is: when Valdis Zatlers signed order Nr. 2, many did not believe it would change anything. As a result – the oligarchs’ parties are no longer in the government. Today’s order Nr. 3 portrays a symbolic moment, when the last oligarch is driven out of the country’s politics.

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  1. Davis says:

    Lembergs is no longer the Mayor of Ventspils that’s great. Next Step he and his children need to be put in jail for robbing Latvia.

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  2. Ainars says:

    He is neither better nor worse than most of Latvian politicians just a little bit more corrupt.In is way he is not so different.

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