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Harmony Center member: we distance ourselves from referendum on Russian

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Andrey Klementjev

It is clear that half of Harmony Center’s (HC) electorate also voted for holding a referendum on Russian being granted the status of an official language. Therefore, if the bill reaches the Saeima, HC will examine it carefully, because it is the opinion of its voters, HC member Andrey Klementjev told LTV broadcast Labrīt Latvija!

However, he refuses to introduce to any official standpoint of HC, stressing that the party association has distanced itself from the matter. According to him, he is not even aware of the outcome of the signatures collection.

Klementjev says he is not informed whether his fellow party member and deputy Nikolai Kabanov is the only HC representative, who signed for holding a referendum on Russian.

According to him, the political party will any way have its official political standpoint. Klementjev does not believe that Riga Mayor Nils Ushakov’s support to the initiative boosted interest about it. However, it is estimated that the signatures tripled after his participation.

He believes that the activity went up significantly when HC was pushed away from forming the government, with political forces preferring the national block. “The move was not explained and added to great confusion among people,” he says.

According to LTV, about 157 000 signatures were collected, which means that the bill will most likely reach the Saeima.

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