MPs of Latvia First to vote for Pilens in presidential elections

  • 2023-05-29
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The  group of nine MPs representing Latvia First party will vote for Uldis Pilens in Latvia's upcoming presidential elections, Latvia First leader and MP Ainars Slesers told LETA. 

The decision was taken after MPs of Latvia First party met with Pilens, the presidential candidate nominated by the United List. 

Now, it is up to Pilens to meet with other political groups in the Saeima and secure their support for his candidacy, Slesers said.

As reported, political parties represented in the Saeima have nominated three presidential candidates.

The United List has nominated its founder, entrepreneur Uldis Pilens, the prime minister's New Unity has proposed Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) for president, and the opposition Progressives party has nominated public governance expert Elina Pinto.