Greens and Farmers Union support Gobzems' cabinet proposal

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On December 5 the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) said it will support KPV LV's cabinet offer put forth by party leader Aldis Gobzems.

As reported, Prime Ministerial nominee Aldis Gobzems has drawn up the shape of his desired cabinet. The Greens and Farmers Union has been offered to have party stalwarts Edgars Tavars or Raimonds Krauze as Agriculture Minister, and Raimonds Bergmanis continuing as Defense Minister.

"This offer is acceptable to us," ZZS leader Armands Krauze told Latvian Radio.

However, it is ZZS itself which poses potential trouble for Gobzems' plans, as the New Conservative Party (JKP), which necessary to form a coalition, has consistently stated it would under no circumstances work with ZZS, which it regards as an oligarch-controlled party.

Under the terms of Gobzems' proposal KPV LV would hold three seats in the new cabinet with Gobzems as prime minister, Roberts Sprucs as finance minister and Ralfs Nemiro as interior minister.

JKP has been offered four ministries: Talis Linkaitis as transport minister, Juris Jurass as health minister, Dagmara Beitnere-Le Galla as education minister, and either Janis Bordans or Juta Strike as justice minister.

Three ministerial posts are pencilled in for the National Alliance - Raivis Dzintars or Rihards Kols as environmental protection and regional development minister, Imants Paradnieks as welfare minister, and Dace Melbarde to continue as minister of culture.

The Union of Greens and Farmers and New Unity would be allocated two ministerial posts each with ZZS stalwarts Edgars Tavars or Raimonds Krauze as Agriculture Minister, and Raimonds Bergmanis continuing as Defense Minister.

Meanwhile, Edgars Rinkevics from New Unity would stay on as foreign minister, and Janis Reirs would serve as economy minister.

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