RIGA - All of the seven MP candidates whose names can be found in KGB files will be allowed to run in the elections because they were not KGB employees, the Constitutional Protection Bureau told LETA.
As reported, the Constitutional Protection Bureau's Center for Documentation of the Consequences of Totalitarianism has established that names of seven candidates for the 14th Saeima are in KGB files. However, these persons are not mentioned as KGB agents, therefore they will not be prevented from running in the elections. In addition, courts have ruled that four out of these seven persons did not cooperate with the KGB.
Had these persons served as KGB employees, they would be prohibited from participating in the elections. The Saeima Election Law stipulates that candidates who are not eligible to be elected to Saeima include persons who belong or have belonged to the salaried staff of the state security, intelligence or counterintelligence services of the Soviet Union, Latvian Soviet Republic or another country, except persons who have been employed at the Planning, Finance or Administrative Departments of the Committee for State Security of the Soviet Union or Latvian Soviet Republic.