Ķirsis said that this council has already been elected in emergency elections, and if there were another emergency elections now, the new council would only work for a year and a half.
"Against this background, the parties of Šlesers or Rosļikovs [respectively Latvia First and For Stability!] could achieve good results that are not in the interests of Rīga residents. We, the three-party group [New Unity, NA/LRA, Code for Riga], will do everything so that we do not get to the emergency elections," said Ķirsis.
When asked what is currently preventing the negotiations from reaching a specific result, Ķirsis said that the Progressives wanted to “start everything from scratch” and “go a little longer and meet everyone individually”.
“Since there is so little left [until the end of the term], we do so that we step into the same shoes, because people have started work, are the heads of committees. A year and a half will pass until new people settle in. It's loss of time. This is the most important difference – we want to get to work more quickly, but they want to talk more,” explained Ķirsis.