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Partners of the ruling coalition in Latvia unable to reach a compromise

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUUnable to reach a compromise in regard to division of areas of influence, partners of the ruling coalition in Latvia cannot seem to find common ground with each other and remain each with their own vision of priorities.

Partners of the coalition are certain a compromise will be found eventually, adding that such problems are only natural for the formation of a new government, which tends to be a complicated and controversial process.

Even though a coalition meeting was originally planned for Monday morning, it was put off. The expected date is said to be Wednesday, October 22nd. Leader of Unity, Solvita Aboltina, has said the partners of the forming coalition would go together to speak with President Andris Berzins this Wednesday.

According to a politician from the National Alliance Imants Paradnieks, no agreement is reached at the moment. This is why there has been no need to talk about it again. In regard to the division of areas of responsibility, coalition partners remain with their own views, added the politician.

Paradnieks added that it is necessary for coalition partners to continue their work on matters in which agreements have been reached: the government declaration. This work may also help find better candidates and parties that may be better than others in certain areas.

Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has said the forming government is currently at work on the declaration. During the nearest government meeting, coalition parties plan to discuss government formation matters.

Head of the Saeima faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers Augusts Brigmanis has said the government will be formed without delays. He added that all problems and matters on which there are differences in opinions among coalition partners will be resolved. It is only a matter of time, said the politician.

UGF has publicly announced its initiative to change proportions of division of posts. This Monday UGF called to comply with parity and allow each coalition partner to gain five posts.

After the coalition meeting, Brigmanis explained that it is not a new proposal, and that the National Alliance had proposed it first. UGF joined in on this idea and currently believes it is a good one.

When asked to comment this proposal, Laimdota Straujuma said it is a new idea and that it needs to be discussed internally in Unity.


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