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Latvian parties continue informal talks while next prime minister is being picked

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWhile President Raimonds Vējonis is busy picking the next prime minister candidate, politicians of different parties are performing informal consultations. No official consultations are currently planned.

Attīstībai/Par! co-chairman Daniels Pavļuts said no official tanks have taken place so far. At the same time, politicians continue holding informal talks every day. He repeated what was previously said – that the party does actively propose Artis Pabriks as a candidate for the post of prime minister, because it is first necessary to find out what other parties think, especially if any of them have any new red lines.

Pavļuts mentioned that formation of Saeima committees holds higher priority at the moment. The parliament is set to decide on committees 20 November.

Similarly KPV LV prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems said until the president announces a new prime minister candidate, parties will continue holding informal talks. Still, no official consultations are planned as of yet. The politician also believes KPV LV is the only party that is able to form a sustainable government at the moment, because during elections it proved itself a capable political force.

Armands Krauze, chairman of the Greens and Farmers Union also told LETA that deputies continue discussing topical matters in the Saeima. UGF does not hold talks widely. Instead the party is waiting for the president’s final decision in regards to nominating a new prime minister candidate. Once this is clear, the party will decide on participating in talks regarding government formation with all five parties.

Politicians continue discussing governance of Saeima committees because no agreement has been reached so far.


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