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MEP Artis Pabriks becomes political party «Attīstībai/Par!» prime minister candidate

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian political party «Attīstībai/Par!» has picked Daniels Pavļuts, Juris Pūce, Ilze Viņķele, Artis Pabriks and Mārtiņš Bondars as its regional candidate list leaders. Artis Pabriks will also be the party’s prime minister candidate.

Pavļuts will be the party’s candidate list leader in Riga election region. He mentioned at a press event that he is happy to see the party grow in popularity. He said there is still a lot of work left to do.

Pūce will be the party’s leader in Kurzeme. According to him the party’s goal is exacting actual changes to education. He says no one else can do this.

Viņķele will be the party’s leader in Zemgale. In her video message she mentioned the country and its people represent two pillars serving which is the highest duty for a politician. Democracy and freedom should not be taken for granted – they have to be protected. This is the party’s goal, she said. The party cannot hold it against residents for hearing populist promises. It is the party’s duty to provide solutions. Viņķele added that arrogance paves the way for populists.

Pabriks will be the party’s leader in Vidzeme, and Bondars will be the leader in Latgale. He told his fellow party members that there is a region in Latvia – Latgale – where the coalition shared by Harmony and Union of Greens and Farmers has ruled for a very long time. He said he wants to be a leader in this particular region to put an end to «green harmony» there.

Pabriks said the party should remind residents that it is a new political union formed from brightest and strongest members hailing from all emerging political powers. «We stand in favour of liberal and democratic values. Certain resident groups find the word «liberal» as something foreign, but these people misunderstand,» said the MEP.

According to him, the party should defend two values – justice and freedom. There is a lot of injustice in Latvia’s counties, everyday life and politics, said Pabriks. He mentioned healthcare and education as two priorities for the next government.


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