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Unity wishes to control six ministries in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUUnity and Union of Greens and Farmers met on Monday, 25 January. The two parties failed to reach an agreement in regards to management responsibilities over ministries. Unity did announce its readiness to relinquish its claim on Justice Ministry and Transport Ministry in exchange for influence over other ministries.

Unity has also announced it would like to rule over the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry, Healthcare Ministry, Education and Science Ministry, Welfare Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Interior Ministry.

Parties plan to continue political talks in regards to influence over ministries. Unity leader Solvita Aboltina mentioned after today’s meeting with UGF that Unity does not plan to go in opposition. Instead the party will continue searching for a compromise to work in the new government.

Maris Kucinskis from UGF says considerable progress was achieved during talks.

According to Aboltina, Unity had made it clear during the Monday’s meeting that it wishes to work in the government, adding that the new government has to be capable and strong.

Unity had expected compromises from PM candidate Kucinskis, but he voiced none. Because of that, Unity decided to propose a compromise itself.

Because of the upcoming financing reform, Unity wishes to control the healthcare sector, Aboltina explained.

After talks with Unity, Kucinskis said he is prepared to continue talks on this matter. According to him, ‘a dissatisfied partner is not a good partner’. He has made ‘a step towards Unity’s cohesion’.

He adds that this week’s planned trilateral talks among coalition partners will address these and other matters.

Aboltina, on the other hand, has said that if Unity’s voiced compromise is not enough, the party expects a proposal to be voiced by Kucinskis.

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