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Aboltina allows for the possibility of putting down her Saeima deputy mandate

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Solvita Aboltina, head of Unity’s Saeima faction, allows for the possibility of putting down her mandate before the end of the 12th Saeima so that she can return to diplomatic service.

When asked about the possibility of putting down her mandate before the end of the 12th Saeima, Aboltina said she will likely step down before the end of the current Saeima.

The politician also says that her return to the diplomatic service depends on its interests.

In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, the authority of the 12th Saeima ends at the beginning of November.

Aboltina says that she has no intention of becoming a candidate to lead the party. Also she has decided to abstain from next year’s parliamentary elections, because she has decided to leave politics for good.

She also says there are people in the party who can lead it, but she refrained from mentioning any names.

Unity’s congress is scheduled for 19 August. It is then that the party will elect a new leader. The current leader – Andris Piebalgs – has said he has no plans to become a candidate.

Latvian Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis has been asked to become a candidate for the post of chairman of Unity. However, he is not ready to speak in regards to his readiness to take this post.

The minister does not deny the fact that he has been asked to candidate by members of Unity faction and fellow party members.

He also says that two other candidates have confirmed their intention to take over the reins in Unity – the current head of Unity Edvards Smiltens and Riga City Council deputy Vilnis Kirsis. The decision regarding their approval as candidates will be made before the end of the week, said the minister.

When asked if he would like to take this post, Kozlovskis said he would rather not speculate on this matter.


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