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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUUnity has decided to support to the presidential candidate selected by the Union of Greens and Farmers: Latvia’s Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis.

After the meeting of the board of Unity on 11 May, Solvita Aboltina told journalists that the party’s higher-ups decided that the coalition should have one candidate for the aforementioned post. This is why Unity has decided not to propose its own candidate.

The political party has decided to support Vejonis. It is also planned to invite him to attend a meeting of the Saeima faction of Unity in order to better understand his position on matters of national importance.

This decision was made by Unity as a result of in-depth discussions. The party did not vote, said Aboltina. Multiple deputies of the faction asked to consider the candidate proposed by the National Alliance – Egils Levits. Aboltina added that it is highly important for the coalition to reach an agreement in regard to a single candidate. UGF, for example, does not support Levits.

As previously reported, Unity had discussed the matter of the next President of Latvia several weeks ago. Different candidates had been discussed throughout party meetings. Initially, Unity intended to propose Artis Pabriks as its official presidential candidate.

UGF, on the other hand, has officially announced Raimonds Vejonis as its presidential candidate.

Harmony and the National Alliance plan to make their decision on 13 May.

Opposition party Harmony plans to announce its own presidential candidate. The party is currently engaged in discussions about the potential candidate. The National Alliance had previously stated multiple times that it would like to see Egils Levits in the post of President of Latvia.

Latvian Regional Alliance has decided to propose Marins Bondars as its official presidential candidate. To Latvia From the Heart has chosen Gunars Kutris as its official presidential candidate. He says it is a matter of tactics for parties to announce presidential candidates. He also believes that he may not be the final and official representative of his party.

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