JKP would support Levits as president

  • 2019-02-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – The New Conservative Party (JKP) would support the candidacy of EU Court Judge Egils Levits for the Latvian president, said JKP Saeima faction head Juta Strike in an interview with the Latvian public television on Wednsday.

She said that the party has made a decision to support Levits who might be nominated for the position by the National Alliance. JKP has no reason to nominate its own candidate.

Thus, there would be at least two political parties who would support Levits for the president.

Levits himself said in an interview with the television that his decision on running for the post will depend on the decision of the coalition. “I have to think about it. I also have important duties in the EU. Of course, the coalition’s decision is a strong argument,” said Levits.

As reported, the National Alliance, most believably, might nominate Levits for the president if he agrees to that, said Janis Dombrava, the deputy chairman for National Alliance’s parliament faction.

He said he does not see a reason why not to nominate Levits if he himself agrees to run for the position.

Asked about a possibility to support re-election of incumbent President Raimonds Vejonis, Dombrava said that the National Alliance already did not support Vejonis’ candidacy four years ago and will not support his re-election.

The presidential elections in Latvia will take place in late spring.