RIGA - During today's party congress, Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens was voted in as the new leader of Unity.
Aseradens was the sole candidate after the party's Deputy Chairman Edvards Smiltens announced he is leaving the party.
Without mentioning the party's hugely unpopular politician Solvita Aboltina and her role within the party, Aseradens said that Unity must regain itself, while at the same time mobilizing and preparing for a struggle. He said that Unity must remain a modern party, which works as a team and continues to attract new members.
Aseradens said that there are several political and destructive directions Latvia might take, which Unity will fight against - the pro-Kremlin direction and stealing the state.