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"Fight is already on" for municipal elections in Riga - Urbanovics

Janis Urbanovics. Photo: Lita Krone/LETA.
 RIGA, Dec 16  - "The fight is already on" for the local government elections in Riga, Janis Urbanovics, head of the social democratic party Harmony (part of Harmony Center), said at the party's congress on Saturday, adding that his party would address all people in Riga and make sure that they are spared "pressure from the media".
Urbanovics also said there were regions where Harmony Center got more votes in the parliamentary elections than in local government elections, and "it is absolutely unacceptable that Harmony Center cannot offer voters candidates they would want to vote for". Harmony Center has supporters everywhere, however, there are regions where the party will not run for local government, said Urbanovics.
Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony Center) believes that the main task at the upcoming municipal elections will be to "save left-wing policies from right-wing encroachment" and to increase Harmony Center's representation in local governments, as well as to come to power in more local governments.
"It will not be easy, but we are up for it," said Usakovs. In Riga, Harmony Center's main task will be to take 51 percent of the vote, which is necessary for the continuation of left-wing policies in Riga, he added.
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