Bigger news on coalition could be expected next Monday

More significant news on the formation of the new coalition could be expected next Monday, said New Unity representative Arvils Ašeradens in an interview on Latvian Television October 18. Clarity on the new government could be expected in two weeks.

Ašeradens said that coalition talks were going forward with 'great strides'. He said that “next Monday there could be significant news.”

According to Ašeradens, an agreement has been reached on how to build a network of schools and how to manage capital companies in order to move away from political influence. Similarly, both port reform and administratively territorial reform have been agreed on, in that they “do not go back but go forward”. There is also an understanding that there is a need for action in relation to the national defense service. The partners did not talk about issues such as the Civil Union Law or the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, where the view of New Unity is different.

Already next week, parties will organize discussions in working groups to define specific tasks, such as health, education, and other areas.

On Wednesday morning, the New Unity party association has also planned talks with the Progressives, which other potential coalition makers don't see on the team. 

According to Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, clarity about the new government composition will emerge in two weeks' time.

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