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Ex-president: Latvia lacks capable politicians to overcome challenges

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Valdis Zatlers

The people that work at Reform Party (RP) are its most valuable treasure. They do not do their jobs out of popularity, money or power, but because they are, in a way, idealists, says the party’s leader ex-president Valdis Zatlers.

This is why RP lively supports all of its ministers that have reforms planned for the state. Such initiatives are better evaluated throughout a long period of time, as opposed to monthly party rating measurements, said RP representative Daiga Holma.

“Mistakes are not made only be those that do not do anything at all. Courage is admitting your mistakes and learning from them. We can accepts any kind of constructive criticism – it gives us an impulse to improve. Unfortunately, we also see the tendency of others trying to comments political events, give different pieces of advice and criticize. There are too few people that are prepared to take risks, work and serve for the good of Latvia. This is why there is a notable lack of fresh and challenge ready politicians in Latvia’s politics,” – says the Chairman of RP.

RP began the realization of internal changes in the beginning of December 2012, when the decision was made to alter the party’s organization and structure. The faction and the Board will continue this initiative on Wednesday, January 9.

“RP saw Martins Bondars as the leader of the party’s municipal election list and was ready to make relevant decision on Monday. Unfortunately, the party’s vision of the change processes within the party did not coincide with that of Bondars, it was very different,” – explains Zatlers.

BNN previously reported that RP encouraged the former State Presidential Chancellery manager Martins Bondars to join the party. His possible candidacy for the post of Mayor of Riga was then discussed with him. Bondars presented the party unacceptable terms of his allegiance (particularly requesting to take over control of the party from Valdis Zatlers). This is stated by the information from Pietiek portal regarding the recent electronic correspondence between the two sides.

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