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Journalist calls Latvian President «mentally crippled»

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Host of TV24 channel’s «Kur tas suns aprakts?» programme Maris Zanders dedicated a few harsh words toward President of Latvia Andris Berzins and problems with his career and public communication. Zanders openly called the President of Latvia mentally crippled.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe journalist especially mentioned that «Berzins recalls from time to time that there were Legionnaires in his family, from time to time he recalls that he is from a family of deportees and that he had intentionally made his career in the Communist party that had his family repressed in the first place».

Zanders noted that no one is expected to show heroics, because no one expected the Soviet Union to collapse. With that, there were a handful of people now considered heroic. Regardless, Zanders believes «if a person becomes the head of the Executive Management Committee in the party that repressed that person and his people, that person is either broken or mentally crippled».

Zanders also added that he did not want to speak about Berzins at all: «Let’s forget; such a person never existed in the first place and it was all a huge misunderstanding. […] I cannot understand if this person even has a brain if he decided to build his career on the bones of his ancestors […].»

It should be added that Zanders is not the first person to have criticized Latvian President Andris Berzins so harshly.

BNN had previously reported that a number of well-known public figures had also voiced suggestions in regard to Berzins’ future and how he should abstain from participation in the upcoming presidential elections.

The president should be a person with leadership experience, knowledge of politics, economics, history, culture and have skills in international communication. The president should hold higher education and know Latvian, English and maybe Russian languages.

Age is of no matter, but the country of origin must absolutely be Latvia. These are but some of the many criteria that have been voiced so far in regard to presidential candidates.

Berzins’ ability to constructively argument Latvia’s position toward Russia’s aggression and his weak oratory skills have come under fire multiple times in the past as well.

As it is known, Martins Bondars (LRA) is currently the only officially announced presidential candidate IN Latvia. Andris Berzins has firmly stated that he will not be taking part in the upcoming presidential elections as a candidate.

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