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Bordāns: NCP will not support Pabriks’ government because KPV LV will not support it either

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIf the President of Latvia decides to nominate Attīstībai/Par! member Artis Pabriks, KPV LV will not work in this government. New Conservative Party would take the same position, according to what politicians told Tieša runa programme of LTV.

KPV LV prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems stressed that the party will stay with its previous position and will not support a government under Pabriks.

NCP prime minister candidate Jānis Bordāns, who failed to form a government after being nominated by the president, has announced that his party will not support Pabriks’ government. «Especially considering what Aldis Gobzems said – we have agreed to support one another on the political platform, and I do not see a way for Pabriks’ government to succeed. We will not support Pabriks’ government also because our partners from KPV LV will not either,» said Bordāns.

Meanwhile AP prime minister candidate Pabriks said that if Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis decides to entrust the formation of the new government to Gobzems, AP will consider this offer, adding that his party remains open to cooperation with six parties. «We understand that no other solutions can be better than the current one, because other solutions basically mean emergency elections, which could be beneficial to Gobzems and KPV LV,» said Pabriks.

Pabriks also said he sees no conflicts between personalities, rather parties’ decision to block the government formation process headed by the president’s nominated prime minister candidate.

He asked Pabriks and Gobzems if agreed to work in a government headed by another party. Both politicians did not give clear answers. However, when asked if they would agree to work in Harmony’s government, Gobzems said this is not a topical question at the moment, whereas Bordāns said it his party would definitely not agree to this.

As it is known, if Bordāns fails to form a new government, the president will nominate a different prime minister candidate on 15 November. Talks regarding a new candidate will start after the state holiday.

«I expect political parties to use this time to continue consultations and look for common ground,» said the president.

After his meeting with the president on Wednesday, 14 November, Bordāns admitted the government he wanted to form is no longer possible. According to him, the decision by AP and National Alliance to exit government formation talks was irresponsible.


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