Vejonis to revoke Bordans' nomination for PM and continue talks after holidays

  • 2018-11-15
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - President Raimonds Venjonis will revoke Janis Bordans’ (New Conservative Party, JKP) nomination for prime minister and continue talks about the next possible candidate after Independence Day celebrations, LETA was told at the president’s office.

“I expect the political parties to use this time for continued consultations and seeking common ground,” the president said.

After the holidays, Vejonis plans to meet with Aldis Gobzems, the candidate for prime minister proposed by KPV LV party, and Artis Pabriks, the candidate for prime minister from For Development/For, to hear their perspective on the further government formation process.

On Thursday, Vejonis will sign a decree revoking Bordans’ nomination.

The president’s spokespeople said that Bodans on Wednesday informed Vejonis on government formation talks, admitting that he was unable to form a government and secure a majority of votes in Saeima.

As reported, earlier today, one week since Bordans was nominated for prime minister by Vejonis, For Development/For and National Alliance announced that they would not participate in further government formation talks. Unity's head Arvils Aseradens said that his party's board would take the final decision on whether New Unity would continue the talks.

After his meeting with Vejonis on Wednesday, Bordans admitted that the government he had planned to form was no longer possible. He said that the other parties' decision to withdraw from the talks was irresponsible.