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Truksnis to return to his post as Mayor of Jurmala after dismissal

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUGatis Truksnis was re-elected as Chairman of Jurmala City Council with support from Harmony Centre. It is worth mentioning that that Truksnis was previously dismissed from his post due to his involvement in a possible corruption scandal.

Eight deputies voted in favour of Truksnis’ approval.

Acting chairperson of Jurmala City Council Rita Sproge proposed Truksnis as a candidate at an extraordinary meeting of the council.

Deputies present at the meeting asked both Truksnis and Sproge if anything had changed since Trunskis’ dismissal.

Truksnis noted that has no information on the subject. Sproge said nothing has changed, because she had previously voted in favour of Truksnis’ remainder in his post.

Opposition deputies left the meeting hall in an attempt to undermine the vote, but they failed. This is because deputies of the Union of Greens and Farmers and Harmony Centre’s Karina Sinkevica remained in the meeting.

Jurmala City Council has a total of fifteen deputies. Seven represent UGF. The other eight deputies, who had previously voted in favour of Truksnis’ dismissal, are from Harmony Centre (three deputies), Unity and To You, Jurmala (two deputies each) and the National Alliance (one deputy).

It was previously expected that there would be two candidates to replace Truksnis, as Unity representative Iveta Blaua had intended to compete with Truksnis.

On 13 October, an extraordinary meeting was called by Jurmala City Council. At this meeting, the majority of deputies voted in favour of Truksnis’ dismissal.

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