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Saeima receives nearly 15,000 votes from citizens in regard to next president

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOne day prior to presidential elections in Latvia – 2 June – Saeima Chairperson Inara Murniece and other parliamentarians received nearly 15,000 applications in conclusion of the MansPrezidents.lv public initiative.

This format of collecting votes on the internet was meant to demonstrate to the Saeima and remind deputies that people in Latvia wish to get involved in important state matters. Each separate vote is worth listening to in order to accomplish a common goal, said MansPrezidents.lv manager Madara Peipina.

«Using our MansPrezidents.lv initiative, we hope to help clearly express public opinion and how people follow the process of next president’s selection. People wish to be able to influence the agenda of the political elite. And we have succeeded in this,» – said Peipina.

Voting on MansPrezidents.lv is done through internet banking. This gives each vote a unique code. After receiving all votes along with a letter and printed versions of electronic signatures, Murniece said «this initiative is a great example of how people speak out and demonstrate their vision in regard to politics and its formation. With that, I am thankful for each person’s contributed time and effort into this initiative. I believe deputies that choose not to take into account the opinion of these people will be the losers.»

Director of Delna society for openness Gundars Jankovs believes each vote is an opinion with specific arguments in favour or against presidential candidate, and Saeima deputies should take them into account.

MansPrezidents.lv portal offers residents to cast electronic votes for one of seven candidates – Martins Bondars, Sergei Dolgopolov, Sandra Kalniete, Gunars Kutris, Egils Levits, Raimonds Vejonis and Vaira Vike-Freiberga.

Martins Bondars has been in the lead since day one of the initiative – 5,623 people have given him their votes. He is followed by Egils Levits (3,943), Vaira Vike Freiberga (3,578), Sandra Kalniete (913), Kutris (279), Raimonds Vejonis (79) and Sergei Dolgopolov (53).

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