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UGF stays in the lead: party received more in donations than all Saeima parties together

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUPrime Minister Maris Kucinskis’ party – Union of Greens and Farmers – and the parties that form it received EUR 226,231 in donations this year, which is more than the amount received by all other Saeima parties put together, according to information provided by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and compiled by LETA.

UGF itself received EUR 194,480 in donations this year. Parties that form it – Latvian Farmers Union and Latvia’s Green Party – received EUR 19,740 and EUR 12,011 each.

Other parties represented in the parliament were donated a total amount of EUR 185,219 this year. Unity received EUR 118,490 in donations; the National Alliance received EUR 21,203. The party of the former State Auditor Inguna Sudraba To Latvia from The Heart was donated EUR 6,330 and the Regional Alliance was donated EUR 5,420. Harmony was transferred EUR 33,776 in donations.

Saeia deputy Artuss Kaimins’ party KPV LV was donated only EUR 305. Non-Saeima party For Latvia’s Development received EUR 50,000 in donations.

The law states that the total amount of private donations to a single party cannot exceed 50 minimal wages per calendar year – EUR 18,000.

The funding provided to six Saeima parties in the first six months of 2016 was EUR 306,198.

Certain parties are allowed to receive state budget funding and still accept member fees and donations.

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