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Experts: Aboltina should have behaved during pensioners’ protest act

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULeader of Unity and Saeima deputy Solvita Aboltina should have behaved during the recent protest act of pensioners outside of the Saeima and she should have refrained from hooing to the crowd, say interviewed experts.

Politologist Filips Rajevskis says Aboltina is going through tough time in her life. In addition, she is a very contrasting politician. She is also one of those politicians who is supported by some people and hated by others, so it is no surprise the crowd whistled her away during the protest.

Nevertheless, she should have behaved, believes the politologist. It is also worth keeping in mind that Aboltina is an emotional person who likes to express her opinion, so it should come as no surprise that there was such a reaction. «She can be forgiven to some extent, but as a professional politician she should have kept her cool,» – he said.

Actions that followed from her were adequate – an immediate apology and expression of preparedness to meet in person. Instead of condemning her actions, the party should abstain from commenting this situation.

When asked if this incident could have serious consequences for her ratings in the future, Rajevskis predicted that such insignificant events have no meaningful impact on people’s opinions – people who do not support her will continue doing so and people who support her will continue supporting her.

Former politician Roberts Kilis has a much more critical opinion on this. He called this behaviour ‘vulgar behaviour of a bitter woman’. According to Kilis, such behaviour is fit of a respectable politician. In addition, it neatly demonstrates her opinion of voters.

«A politician is a representative of the people, especially if it’s a deputy – a person elected directly by the people. Politicians have to demonstrate what parliamentary and democratic actions really mean,» – said the former politician. He does say that it is possible that «her nerves failed» at that moment, but the nevertheless should have behaved.

Kilis adds that her party should have reacted to it, not remained silent, because right now everything points to how the party agrees with what Aboltina has done.

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