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LFU’s possible presidential candidates – Duklavs, Augulis and Ravins

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.The upcoming Presidential Elections in Latvia have forced political parties to seriously consider candidates to propose for this high post. During its recent meeting, the Latvian Farmers Union mentioned three names of possible candidates, as reported by lsm.lv.

During the meeting of LFU board this Thursday, April 16th, officials discussed three possible candidates for the post of President of Latvia: Janis Duklavs, Uldis Augulis and Andris Ravins, according to information from LTV.

The party To Latvia from the Heart plans to gather this Saturday to discuss and propose Inguna Sudraba as its official presidential candidate.

As it is known, Andris Berzins has decided not to participate in the upcoming presidential elections.

A handful of potential candidates are known at the moment: rector of the University of Latvia Marcis Auzins, MEP Sandra Kalniete, diplomat Maris Riekstins and the only officially announced candidate Martins Bondars from the Latvian Regional Alliance.

Parties that form the ruling coalition in Latvia promise to find a candidate that would suit all sides. The coalition has come with an announcement that judge Egils Levits, who had been previously mentioned as one of the potential candidates, will most likely be refused.

The presidential elections in Latvia could take place at the end of May or beginning of June.

The deadline for the submission of an official candidate proposal to the Saeima Praesidium is 45 days prior to the end of term of the ruling President.

The election of the State President in Latvia is carried out in a closed manner. If none of the proposed candidates receive the required number of votes, the second stage of elections is to take place no later than ten days after elections. The candidate needs support of 51 deputies in order to be elected.

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