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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe board of Unity believes representatives of this political party should continue managing the government. Unity has yet to discuss any potential candidates for the post of Prime Minister of Latvia.

Solvita Aboltina, Chairperson of Unity, told journalists after the meeting of the board of Unity – the party has to demonstrate a different approach. This means discussing the government’s future work first. This matter will be discussed by a work group on 8 December.

The party’s board believes Unity has to take the initiative in government formation processes. The discussion regarding potential candidates to replace Laimdota Straujuma has not yet taken place, said Aboltina. She believes the party may discuss this matter this week.

Unity plans to take into consideration the opinion of President Raimonds Vejonis in regards to the coalition model. Aboltina believes government formation talks should be carried out with two smaller opposition parties – Latvian Regional Alliance and To Latvia from the Heart. It is possible the existing coalition may expand.

In regards to the work ahead, Aboltina said the next government’s priority should be the welfare and security of Latvia’s residents. It is during this troubled time that the government has to find a way to work as dynamically and efficiently as possible when making decisions in regards to security and economic development. Matters that require resolving are related to competitive education, stimulating economy, further developing the tax policy and making healthcare both accessible and better.

Aboltina, Artis Kampars, Rihards Kozlovskis and Andrejs Judins will attend the meeting with President Raimonds Vejonis.

Speaking of the formation of the new government, Aboltina mentioned that the speed of its formation will also depend on the talks with the President and coalition partners.

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