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Latvian president gives parties holiday break to continue talks

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian President Raimonds Vējonis calls off nomination of NCP candidate Jānis Bordāns to for government. Talks regarding the next prime minister candidate will continue after the state holiday.

«I expect parties to use this time to continue consultations and look for common ground,» said the president.

Immediately after the holiday Vējonis will meet with KPV LV prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems and Attīstībai/Par! prime minister candidate Artis Pabriks to discuss with them their vision for the government formation process.

The order with which the president’s nomination of Bordāns is void will be signed by Vējonis on Thursday, 15 November.

The President’s Chancellery admits that Bordāns informed the president about the progress with the formation of the government on Wednesday, 14 November. He admitted no longer seeing any options to form the government and secure majority Saeima support.

As previously reported, the president had nominated Bordāns as the prime minister last week. Vējonis gave him time until 21 November to achieve formation of the coalition, compose the possible government and secure support from the majority of Saeima members. Vējonis said if nothing is accomplished by then, a new prime minister candidate will be picked.

However, on 14 November, one week after Bordāns nomination, AP and National Alliance decided to exit government formation talks headed by New Conservative Party.

New Unity leader Arvils Ašeradens said his party also decided to exit government formation talks. Shortly after this announcement, he clarified that the final decision will be made at the next meeting of the party’s board meeting.

So far KPV LV has been the only party that has expressed support for Bordāns’ government.


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