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New Unity and Latgales party announce joint start at 13th Saeima elections

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Monday, 2 July, chairman of New Unity Krišjānis Kariņš and head of Latgale party Aldis Adamovičs signed a cooperation agreement for a joint start in upcoming 13th Saeima elections, as confirmed by the party.

This means that six other parties have begun preparations for 13th Saeima elections together with New Unity – Unity, For Kuldiga County party, For Tukums City and Country party, For Valmiera and Vidzeme party, Jekabpils Regional Party and Latgale party.

«I am satisfied to see our talks have concluded with a joint start in Saeima elections. With that, we have secured wide representation for New Latgale in many regions around Latvia. I am confident that we will be able to secure wide representation in the Saeima as well,» says Kariņš.

Adamovičs explained the need for the signing of the agreement by looking back at cooperation with parties of New Unity until now.

As previously reported, the 2 July meeting addressed the decision made by politician Janīna Kursīte to not participate in upcoming Saeima elections as a candidate from New Unity.

Latvale party’s chairman Adamovičs has previously said he disagrees with her decision. «I do not support this decision. Our board has seven members. We will discuss on Monday if we allow her to behave in such a way or not. At our last meeting we decided to sign an agreement with Unity. It will be signed on Sunday or Monday. I myself will be starting in Saeima elections as a candidate from the New Unity’s joint list,» he said.

Kursīte, on the other hand, has decided to start in elections as a candidate from Attīstībai/Par! political party.


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