President does not have specific opinion on signature drive demanding emergency Saeima elections

  • 2019-11-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - President Egils Levits does not have a specific opinion in regards to the signature drive launched demanding emergency Saeima elections.

Levits told Latvian Television this morning that he understands the dissatisfaction of Latvian residents, but added that if emergency Saeima elections are held there would not be a substantial change in the makeup of parliament, as the same parties would most likely be elected.

As reported, the Central Election Commission in November registered an initiative from the association Power to the Latvian People and the Center Party to organize a signature drive calling for emergency Saeima elections.

The signature drive will go until November 14, 2020. According to law, 154,865 signatures must be collected to call for a referendum on this matter.

So far, 32,355 persons have signed the initiative.