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Reform Party candidate: Riga has no place for politics

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Inga Antane

Reform Party‘s (RP) priority in Riga is creating fair and transparent management, active attraction of funding from European funds and transparent and understandable budget planning, said the candidate for the post of Mayor of Riga Inga Antane in an interview to Latvian Radio.

She believes that the coalition parties should coordinate their actions not just on paper. Antane calls her colleagues from Unity to create a good example of cooperation for the government, even considering the fact that the two parties will not start under a single list.

“Riga is an economical matter, there is no place for politics,” – believes the RP candidate.

Antane has no doubts that RP will be able to create its own list of candidates.

According to hew, the party firmly plans to participate in Riga municipal elections, because this is the party’s objective and Riga forms the half of Latvia’s economy.

It should be added that Antane encouraged her colleagues and coalition partner from Unity at the Riga division meeting on Saturday, January 19. Mentioning a number of cases when the coalition partners were not collaborating, including the delaying of Education Minister Roberts Kilis’ reforms, we noted that real cooperation cannot be a mere word and politically correct pre-election motto.

As a second example, Antane mentioned the lack of support of Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts’ initiatives. “Another representative of our party Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts works in order to secure a completely different type of state capital company management. There was promise of support in words, but there has been a serious lack of actual action to back up those words,” – said Antane.

As a third example, Antane mentioned the actions of Unity when reacting to Edmunds Sprudzs’ decision to dismiss Aivars Lembergs from the post of Mayor of Ventspils. “After receiving information from the Attorney General’s office, Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs initiated the dismissal process of Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs. I know and see that there are many in this room who understand well enough the extent of the damage done to the state development by the selfish policy, the control centre of which was situated in Ventspils for many years,” – she said.

“State and municipal enterprises management reforms are needed the most in Riga, where the management of municipal enterprises is wrapped in scandals,” – added Antane.

A meeting of RP, which will discuss the official approval of Inga Antane as the Riga mayor candidate from RP, is scheduled for Monday, January 21.

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