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    Makeup of next government could be known by mid next week - Bordans

    RIGA, Nov 9 (LETA) - Janis Bordans, leader of the New Conservative Party (JKP) who has been nominated by President Raimonds Vejonis to lead the government formation talks, said that the makeup of the new government could be known by next week.

    Bordans said he will meet with potential coalition partners on November 12 to discuss the tasks of the new government. Meanwhile, discussions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday on the makeup of the government and the division of responsibilities.

    Bordans once again reiterated that the JKP would like to head the Finance Ministry, Interior Ministry and the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry. He mentioned Gatis Eglitis and Krisjanis Feldmanis as candidates for finance minister, as well as Juta Strike and Juris Jurass as candidates for interior minister. He also said Talis Linkaitis could be the party's candidate for environmental protection and regional development minister.

    JKP has offered New Unity to head the Foreign Ministry, and the National Alliance to continue heading the Culture Ministry. Bordans said that Edgars Rinkevics is a good minister, and should stay on as foreign minister.

    Bordans also added that none of the parties involved in the government formation talks have expressed the desire to head the Education and Science Ministry. In regards to the Justice Ministry, Bordans said that either New Unity of For Development/For could head this ministry.

    Bordans added that there are still discussions on the division of ministerial responsibilities among political parties.

    As reported, President Raimonds Vejonis on Wednesday tasked JKP leader Bordans with forming Latvia’s new government.

    Vejonis asked Bordans to form the next Cabinet of Ministers in two weeks, by November 21, and to achieve Saeima majority's support for his government. If Bordans fails to do this, Vejonis will nominate another candidate to form the next government.

    • Published: 09.11.2018 14:50
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