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Latvian parties forming Latvia’s government are waiting for KPV LV to make up its mind

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUUntil KPV LV announces its decision, politicians remain reluctant to comment on the government’s composition. It has been mentioned in unofficial talks that several KPV LV deputies may join the new four-party government coalition.

More clarity is expected on Thursday, 3 January, when KPV LV faction intends to discuss government formation. After this meeting the party will decide if it wants to engage in the government formation process and if it wants to replace Aldis Gobzems with another candidate.

Politician Aldis Gobzems, who has received objections as KPV LV party’s interior affairs minister candidate, has decided to vote against New Unity’s led government. He intends to urge other faction deputies to do the same, according to his latest Facebook entry.

With that, politicians believe the situation on the inside of KPV LV may not be unified, and some members of the faction may decide to join the government. In their official comments, parliamentarians propose waiting for KPV LV to announce its decision.

When asked about the unity inside the party, KPV LV co-chairperson Linda Liepiņa said this is a matter of compliance with discipline within the faction. She refrained from commenting on the possible decision of her party.

New Unity politician Arvils Ašeradens   says there has been no news regarding the government formation process because everyone is waiting for KPV LV to make up their mind. He says that the four coalition parties plan to meet this Thursday. New Unity’s board will hold a meeting after that.

Attīstībai/Par co-chairman Juris Pūce says his party supports New Unity’s prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš. New Unity representatives had previously mentioned that Kariņš is prepared to lead a five-party coalition.

Pūce also said parties involved in the government formation process will meet 3 January after KPV LV party’s meeting. As for the new government’s declaration – the majority of topics have already been discussed in previous meetings. The next step is compiling ideas onto a list, said the politician.

New Conservative Party’s chairman Jānis Bordāns also believes the primary problem to resolve at the moment is the government’s final composition. Once this has been resolved, it will be possible to tackle the government’s action plan. Bordāns said KPV LV party’s inclusion in the coalition would impact the division of seats. Once the outline of the new government has been established, politicians will have to tackle the government declaration, Bordāns added.

Board member of the National Alliance Gaidis Bērziņš reminds that politicians have agreed on a four-party core. Nevertheless, they still hope for a five-party coalition.


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