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Head of Latvian Association of Regions to spend Christmas thinking on remaining in the party

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDissatisfied with multiple decisions made by Latvian Association of Regions (LAR), Riga City Council member Mārtiņš Bondars will spend the holiday thinking about his place in this political party, as he mentioned in his interview to Rīta panorama or LTV.

He once again mentioned that LAR’s decision to not work with For Latvia’s Development seems odd to him. Bondars thinks certain decision made by LAR could potentially lead to the party collapsing in the end.

«I cannot personally support decisions made by LAR. They were not made in the country’s best interest or the party’s best interest. I have some things to think about,» said the politician.

When asked if he plans to leave LAR, Bondars said that it is a question he intends to think about during Christmas and New Year. «I need time to considerer things. This has been a period of very intense work. I need time to sit down and think,» he said.

During a meeting of representatives on 12 December, LAR decided against working with For Latvia’s Development. «The decision was made because the two political organizations have different goals and views in regards to Latvia’s future. LAR will form its own list of candidates,» as was mentioned in the party’s announcement.

Bondars had previously called this decision short-sighted. «The initial agreement with For Latvia’s Development was that we would start in Riga City Council elections together and look if we can work in a team – it did and we achieved good results. The next step was starting together in Saeima elections,» he said. Bondars added that LAR did everything it could to prevent that. By doing so, he said, the party disappointed its partners and mislead him and their colleagues.

The politician did not hide that he put in an uncomfortable position, because cooperation with For Latvia’s Development has been good so far.

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