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LRA and LA to start in municipal elections in Riga together

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 1 February, political parties Latvian Association of Regions and For Latvia’s Development signed a cooperation agreement on a joint start in the upcoming elections in Riga. The candidate for the post of chairman of Riga City Council will be announced once both agree on consultations of the two parties’ work group.

The agreement was signed on the basis of equality and does not exclude the addition of another political party, as BNN was informed by LRA.

LRA chairman Martins Bondars emphasizes that his party has always defended and fought for realization of fair, responsible and democratic state and municipal policy.

In the announcement, Bondars said that their goal is ensuring the realization of such principles in Riga. «We see that Riga is not being managed fairly, honestly and within the interests of all residents. By combining the best intellectual and organizational resources, we have begun work on a competitive offer that will benefit all residents in Riga – both the ones that live in the capital and those that work there but live in other cities,» – Bondars said.

«Economically active residents that secure finances for Riga’s budget are left with potholed roads that remain unrepaired for years, unclean apartment building courtyards. On top of that, they have to suffer from chaotic construction and repair work, wait in queues just to register their children for kindergartens and deal with municipal housing managers’ unwillingness to talk or communicate in an understandable manner. Fed up with such treatment from municipal authorities, many residents decide to leave Riga in favour of Pierīga. Cooperation with LRA will help us offer Riga’s residents a development programme that will clearly show them where their taxes will be used,» – notes LA chairman Juris Puce.

The cooperation agreement between the two parties provides for equality and solidarity in decision-making processes and compilation of a shared list of candidates.

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