RIGA - There will be no "miracles and surprises" in the composition of the new government formed by New Unity's prime minister-designate Evika Silina, said outgoing Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in an interview with commercial TV3 television on Wednesday.
Karins hopes that the new government formed by the New Unity, the Union of Greens and Farmers and the Progressives could be approved by the parliament next week.
According to him, there will be no "miracles and surprises" in the composition of the new government, but there are still questions about distribution of responsibilities. Karins believes that Silina's government will have a good balance between experienced politicians and brand new ministers.
As for the distribution of ministerial portfolios, Karins reminded the tradition that the prime minister's party always heads the finance ministry, so this ministerial post will continue to be held by the New Unity, but as for the other posts, Karins said that a final agreement has yet to be reached and that unofficial models could be adjusted.
Asked whether he would be foreign minister in the next government, Karins said that it "cannot be ruled out". In any case, he has no intention of leaving politics.
Kariņš assessed that he felt in the future partnerscertain "hunger" and willingness to work, while in the work with the current partners - the United List and the National Alliance - there was a feeling that someone was "always putting on the brakes". At the same time, the transition of power has been very peaceful and the work of the resigned government has not been hindered.
The politician believes that the new government under Silina's leadership will be able to work until the next parliamentary elections.