PM sees local government elections as juncture for the future of the government

  • 2013-04-24

Valdis Domrovskis. Photo by State Chancellery.

RIGA - Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) has not denied that relations between coalition partners are complicated, and that he sees the June 1 local government elections as a juncture for the future of the government.

In an interview with the Latvian Radio program “Krustpunkta” today, Dombrovskis noted that the complicated relations among coalition partners are obvious. “The upcoming elections just add to the tension, as all parties are trying to promote themselves to voters,” the prime minister said.

He said that the local government elections can be seen as a juncture of sorts, and expressed hope that the work of the government will normalize after elections and the coalition will be able to agree on continuing their efforts until the next Saeima elections.

The prime minister emphasized that a possible minority government is not being discussed at the moment, as he believes that the current coalition can continue to function. “If a specific situation comes up, we will try to solve it,” he added.

Dombrovskis also admitted that, as prime minister, he is responsible for the work of the entire government, and that there have been some problem areas.