GKR does not plan to support replacement of Riga mayor Burovs

  • 2020-01-13
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Honor to Serve Riga (GKR) does not plan to agree with other coalition partners and will not vote for ousting Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (GKR), said the party's chairman Andris Ameriks after the GKR faction meetig today.

Thus, Harmony and For Riga bloc without opposition support have not enough votes to topple the mayor.

Ameriks said that GKR will call on the coalition partners to withdraw the proposal and continue work. "It is important not to focus on personalia, but on joint work that the society expects - budget adoption and work of the sectors," the politician said.

The coalition in the nearest time will meet to discuss all complaints and find common ground to continue work.

Burovs said that he is ready for compromises, but only for such agreements that can be disclosed to the society. 

As reported, politicians from Harmony and the For Riga! bloc at the Riga City Council insist that Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) be replaced.

The bloc and Harmony's group at the Riga City Council have agree to call on their partners - Honor to Serve Riga, to decide on replacing the mayor, as they claim they are incapable of working together with Burovs.

They say that Burovs is making ''decisions unilaterally without consulting coalition partners''.

However, Harmony and the For Riga! bloc are prepared to continue working together with Honor to Serve Riga and remain in the coalition.

Meanwhile, opposition members of Riga City Council have decided to propose ousting the city's two vice mayors - Anna Vladova (Harmony) and Druvis Kleins.  The opposition decided to launch a petition calling for the two vice-mayors' removal to prevent any of them becoming acting mayor if Riga mayor Olegs Burovs is deposed.