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Parliamentarians to be assessed online

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A new wep-page called 100kresli.lv will allow to assess performance of the Saeima members either by approving of their activities or not.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMadara Vilumsone, founder of the project, told journalists that the page will be like a tool to indicate the population’s sentiment.

“It will provide real-time feedback on politicians’ statements or activities,” Vilumsone says.

According to her, the project can also be viewed as an experiment to find out whether Latvians are ready for online elections.

“The web-page could also reduce the too-often pre-election appearances of politicians,” she says.

According to Artis Jane, the tool is simple and understandable. “It is created with an aim to assess politicians’ performance. Authorized users will see all ratings and their dynamics,” he says.

In order to ensure that feedback is unique, it will be possible to authorize with Swedbank and Nordea bank online data. According to the project developers, later on it will also be possible to authorize via social networking sites.


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