The Harmony Board decided to exclude Bartaševičs for discrediting the party and violating the statute.
Party leader Nils Ušakovs said Bartaševičs' style of communication, incomprehensible action, and unwillingness to participate in the party's congress showed attempts to harm the party.
The decision to exclude Bartaševičs was taken unanimously by the Board of the Party.
“I do not know what others who work with him think,” commented the party leader, adding that Bartaševičs' work as mayor of Rezekne also depends on future political decisions that are not yet predictable.
The exclusion of Bartaševičs was planned along with that of Daugavpils Mayor Andrejs Elksniņš, who withdrew himself along with the entire city council faction.