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One of Unity’s ministers is offered the post of deputy prime minister

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Union of Greens and Farmers offers giving the post of deputy prime minister to one of Unity’s current ministers, as noted by leader of Saeima faction of UGF Augusts Brigmanis.

He emphasized that in this case it will not be necessary to create a new post. Instead, one of Unity’s delegated representatives in the new government would simply be given the status of deputy prime minister.

The majority of Unity’s Saeima faction members believe the idea to create a deputy prime minister post is a good idea, as Unity leader Solvita Aboltina told journalists.

Aboltina explained that this proposal would delegate duties to one of the existing ministers without using more resources.

It is still necessary to discuss the duties of this deputy prime minister. It is likely that the person in this position will work with matters related to economic development, said the politician.

Although the majority of the faction believes it is a good idea, the final decision in regards to this proposal will be made during the trilateral meeting of coalition parties, said Aboltina.

The Cabinet of Ministers Law states that the competence of the Prime Minister’s assistant is dictated by the government. A deputy prime minister would not be able to replace the Prime Minister during trips to the European Council. In addition, whoever is supposed to replace the Prime Minister during his or her absence is regulated by a separate order.


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