Talks resume on new government in Latvia

  • 2013-12-11
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Latvian President Andris Berzins will continue a second round of talks with parties on the formation of a new government reports LETA.

Berzins will meet with representatives from the Reform Party and the Union of Greens and Farmers.

On Dec, 10 the president met with members of the Harmony Center, Unity and VL-TB/LNNK parties yesterday.

After concluding the first round of consultations with political parties on December 4, Berzins decided not to nominate any of the prime minister candidates they had selected.

They include Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks, European Parliament Member Krisjanis Karins, as well as former culture minister and the PM's advisor Ints Dalderis.

Berzins had also unofficially asked the Saeima speaker and Unity leader, Solvita Aboltina, to head the next government, but she turned down his offer.

Last Friday, Unity decided to once again tap Pabriks, and hope for a constructive dialogue with the president.