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Slesers not to put down parliamentary mandate

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It is not true I am going to put down the parliamentary mandate, Ainars Slesers, the Saeima (Latvian Parliament) deputy told LNT morning broadcast 900 sekundes.

I have not discussed putting down the mandate with anyone, neither have I said such things or even thought about this. Everyone knows everything, except me, says Slesers, adding that with the proposal to dismiss the Saeima the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers is ready to take over the country, establishing his own political party.

Zatlers is perfectly aware that he does not have any huge chances of being re-elected for the second term. Moreover, he does not want to return to medical practice, as he is starting to like politics, hence the idea to set up his own party, the Saeima deputy concedes.

Slesers is 99% sure Zatlers is willing to establish his political party, in addition, he does not have to invite any of the old politicians. Zatlers is a leader, he has a chance to establish his own party, the politician acknowledges, adding there is no doubt Zatlers will win the next elections.

The business news portal BNN already reported that on Saturday, May 28, the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers dismissed the Saeima after its decision not to allow the CPCB’s employees to carry out a search at Slesers’ property.

Slesers himself did not provide any comments neither on Saturday, nor Sunday.

CPCB carried out extensive searches in the so called oligarchs properties on Wednesday 25 in line with criminal proceedings initiated for bribery, money laundering and abuse of office.

Information disseminated by the CPCB suggests Slesers is in the focus of the investigators, while searches at Lembergs property and Šķēle’s company were linked to the probe.

In his address to the nation Zatlers stressed the Saeima is showing disrespect in the judiciary, moreover, it is not the first time – the 9th Saeima did not approve General Prosecutor nominated by the highest-ranking judicial official either.


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