RIGA - The Reform Party must become an efficient organization in order to dispel the doubts about the party's ability to attain its goals, as Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis, the new head of the party's Saeima group, told LETA yesterday.
"It is too early to "write off" the Reform Party," stressed Dombrovskis. The party has made mistakes, but these were mistakes that the party has learned from, he said. The party does not want to, nor can it, stand by and do nothing, added Dombrovskis.
According to Dombrovskis, the reason for the Reform Party's low popularity ratings is its former attempts to reach agreement on Harmony Center's work in the government, as well as the "betrayal" when six Reform Party's Saeima members quit the party.
While Reform Party's ministers are popular with the public, residents currently perceive the Reform Party as an organization that is unable to accomplish anything, explained Dombrovskis. "This we will have to change," he said.
As reported, Seima members from the Reform Party elected Domrovskis, who had been the group's vice-chairman up to now, as their new leader yesterday, replacing Valdis Zatlers.
Edmunds Demiters in turn was voted in as vice-chairman.
Zatlers, founder of the Reform Party, decided recently to retain only one office, and that is party chairman.