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Jerosenko destroys his chances of becoming transport minister

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Vadim Jerosenko

Unofficial Harmony Center’s (HC) transport minister candidate Vadim Jerosenko’s statement, that “the state as a shareholder is the worst manager one can imagine” has ruined his chances of running one of the most important ministries, BNN was anonymously informed by people close to Zatlers Reform Party (ZRP) and Unity.

Possible HC coalition partners believe that Jerosenko is fully righteous to have such an opinion. It is just that it was not the right moment to announce it publicly.

ZRP representative: Jerosenko believes that management of such specific ministries inevitably leads to politicized decisions. That way he implies that he as the head of Transport Ministry would run airBaltic, Latvian Railway and Latvenergo in favour of HC interests. Such a position is unacceptable especially now when the government is making serious effort to rescue the national airline, which is about to fall apart practically because of private management.

Unity representative: if Jerosekno practices what he preaches he should resign from his post of Riga Free Port board member. After all, he is representing Riga municipality there. Since HC is not distancing itself from the thoughts of Riga City Council member, once joining the ruling coalition, the political association will want to privatize such fully state-owned companies as Latvenergo and Latvian Railway. This is contradicting the public economic policy completely.

BNN reminds that right before the 10th Saeima elections, Jerosenko was finance minister candidate in HC’s “Shadow Cabinet of Ministers”. Back then, HC did not have its “shadow minister” for transport minister post, which might suggest that they started showing active interest in the position after growing closer with Greens and Farmers Union – a party under the influence of Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs.


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  1. Kira says:

    Poor thing! he should not have said it out loud! now we know HC true intentions.

  2. Z.L says:

    “Since HC is not distancing itself from the thoughts of Riga City Council member, once joining the ruling coalition, the political association will want to privatize such fully state-owned companies as Latvenergo and Latvian Railway”
    The party should have distanced from such statements.

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