Meetings with all three candidates for the position of the President of the State are planned for next week. Dombrava emphasized that the party will make the final decision on the election day.
“The National Union will make a decision on May 31. At the moment, at least, it feels like we will listen to all the candidates and then make a decision on what to do on the first day of the presidential election. So far, no decision has been made,” said Dombrava.
NA without ruling out the possibility of nominating its own candidate for this position if it fails to elect the President on May 31.
“The ideal option would be to find a candidate who would have a greater ability to agree, so that there would be no behind-the-scenes games, attempts to negotiate votes, which can also affect the stability of the coalition.
We have potential candidates in mind, but right now it is unnecessary to talk about it if we don’t know if there will be only May 31 elections,” the politician said.
NA previously promoted the candidacy of current President Egils Levits for the position of President, whose support was also promised by the “Jaunā Vienotība” party association. However, on the second day of applying for the post of President, Levits announced that he had decided not to run for a second term.
After that, “Jaunā Vienotība” decided to promote the candidacy of Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs (“Jaunā Vienotība”) for the position of President. The “United List” in the coalition has applied for the candidacy of businessman and founder of the political force Uldas Pīlēnas, while the opposition Saeima faction “Progressives” has nominated a representative of the Latvian diaspora, the non-party Elīna Pinto.
None of them currently have the support of 51 deputies needed for election.
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