RIGA - Notwithstanding the recent reshuffle of the government coalition, it is necessary to maintain the principle that all five 'nationally loyal' parties must be represented in the Saeima Presidium and the leadership of parliamentary committees, Ainars Latkovskis, chairman of the New Unity group in the Saeima, told LETA.
This means that previous coalition partners that soon will be sitting in opposition - the United List and the National Alliance - must be represented in the Saeima Presidium and the leadership of come committees, Latkovskis said.
The three partners in Latvia's new government coalition - New Unity, the Union of Greens and Farmers and the Progressives - have agreed to continue negotiations on leading posts on Saeima committees next week, involving also representatives of the United List and the National Alliance.
As reported, the Saeima is due to vote on prime minister-designate Evika Silina's (New Unity) government this Friday, September 15.
Since there are several Saeima members among the candidates for the posts of government ministers, the appointment of the new government will also mean replacements in the Saeima Presidium and committees.