RIGA - It will be a difficult job for the New Unity to steer the country in such a stormy sea, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (Development/For) who was not re-elected to the parliament, said in an interview with LETA.
The minister congratulated the New Unity with victory at the elections and wished resilience to the Progressives party who is "the only party to remain on guard of a true European liberalism amidst centric-conservative politics".
Pavluts will continue work in the position of the health minister until the new government is approved. He did not comment yet on his future plans.
As reported, New Unity achieved the best result in last Saturday's parliamentary elections by winning 26 mandates in the 14th Saeima. The Union of Greens and Farmers follows with 16, United List with 15, National Alliance with 13, For Stability with 11, Progressives with 10 and Latvia First with nine mandates.
Two of the current coalition parties - Development/For and the Conservatives, as well as the opposition Harmony party did not win enough support to get into the new parliament.