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Kutris withdraws from presidential elections; TLFTH will not support any candidate

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Monday, 18 May, the board and Saeima faction of To Latvia from The Heart accepted an application from deputy Gunars Kutris regarding his withdrawal from the presidential race.

The party and its parliamentary faction have decided that the party will not nominate another presidential candidate and will not support candidates from other parties, as reported by the party.

«Both the party’s management board and Saeima faction agreed on this,» – emphasized the party’s Chairperson Inguna Sudraba. «We do not find the opinion of representatives of the ruling coalition – to not allow the presidential candidate to be elected using opposition votes – acceptable.»

Kutris explains his decision by saying that he has evaluated his represented party’s chances of having its candidate elected as President of Latvia, especially in the context of recent developments in the whole election. «I lack the necessary amount of support in other Saeima factions,» – said Kutris. «This is why I believe it would be reasonable and responsible of me to withdraw altogether. With that, our Saeima faction can decide on its future actions in regard to presidential elections today.» At the same time, Kutris hopes members of the party will understand and accept his decision.

He expressed his readiness to work hard in order to increase the party’s recognition and trust in society. One of the most important objectives for the party is to achieve amendments to the Constitution to allow citizens to elect the President.

As it is known, the Saeima Praesidium has decided to call an extraordinary parliamentary meeting on 3 June is order to elect the next President of Latvia.

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