People who have crossed out by electorate should not be nominated for minister - Karins

  • 2022-10-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Parties should not nominate people who have been crossed out by their own voters for the position of minister, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins told Latvian Television this morning.

Speaking about the government formation talks, Karins said that the current dynamics of the discussions are satisfactory and that everything is taking its course, the work to be done and the programs are being discussed more and more in-depth.

At the same time, he pointed out that there is no talk about posts yet. The most important thing is to understand what to expect from politicians, he added.

"I am cautiously optimistic, each day introduces its own corrections, but the obstacles are decreasing," said Karins, and predicted that the picture would be clearer on Monday, adding that a meeting with President Egils Levits is also expected on Monday to discuss the progress of the government formation talks.

"We need security, economic growth, we must not allow ourselves to return to the past, where narrow economic interests prevailed," said Karins, describing the objectives of the new coalition.

In response to the question whether New Unity will object if a party wants to nominate a person who did not run in the election to the position of minister, Karins stated that "we have not come that far yet".

At the same time, he pointed out that a person should not be nominated as a minister, who, while running in the elections, was crossed out by his own voters and was not elected for this reason. However, he could imagine a situation where the party nominates someone from the outside, who is a most capable candidate, for minister.