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Ridzene conversations: we need a weak government

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIr magazine continues publishing KNAB’s recorded conversations from Ridzene Hotel so that society can make conclusions on the accomplishments of oligarchs and investigators. This time the magazine published the section about oligarchs’ plans to form a special coalition. This conversation was attended by Aivars Lembergs, Ainars Slesers and Janis Urbanovics.

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Slesers: «Listen, guys. I think it’s good that we’re meeting now, because we need a plan. Because things go bad when everyone has a separate plan… What about you think, Aivars?»

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Urbanovics: «I have a proposal. You can exchange opinions, but I have a proposal. The best way of making sure everything is safe and sound in the future is cooperating in the present. I propose coming up with coordinated activities to force Dombrovskis to pull out budget affairs. One thing is saying that we’re waiting. OK. That’s good – it’s what we need. Each in their format. What comes next, they won’t do, I’m sure you agree with me – they won’t. At this point I…»

Lembergs: «I’ll force them!»

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Slesers: «I’ve heard they want to offer me the role of Transport Minister. I was told today by one of their associates – transport for Slesers!»

Lembergs: «Yes, yes! Let them offer, and then you decline!»

Slesers: «No, I’ll tell you.»

Lembergs: «Perfect, Ainars.»

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Slesers: «Yes, this is what we think: what kind of government do we need? Seeing as how Aivars usually asks the correct rhetorical question.»

Urbanovics: «Weak.»

Slesers: «We need a weak government, yes. What can we discuss now? One thing is toppling everything. That’s not what we want. So we should help out where we can, assist them. My position is thus – we let them work, even if Dombrovskis steps down. The president will come and will start working with that government. There president did host several government meetings in the past. So let him come and do something there. But what I mean is that there is no way to approve ministers. This is important to remember. If we demonstrate unity there, I think it will be good for us all. What you said is nonetheless important – an action plan. I’ll talk about that on Monday – I want to see an action plan, precise points, exactly what I want.»

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