New Saeima deputy may have lied about her workplace

A newly elected member of the Latvian Saeima appears to have lied about her place of work in documents submitted in support of her candidacy in the recent elections, the LETA newswire reported October 6, based upon a story from the TV3 television channel.

Glorija Grevcova, elected from the list of the Stabilitātei! (For Stability!)  party lied about her workplace, knowingly submitting false information about it to the Central Election Commission (CVK) before the elections, TV3 News said.

The candidate claimed that she worked at woodworking company SIA "Dolo" as an advisor in her official filing to the CVK, and the information remains on the CVK website.

Glorija Grevcova info on CVK website
Glorija Grevcova info on CVK website

 

However, according to the company itself, Grevcova was only employed in a junior capacity at the company several years ago for little more than a year, and certainly not as an advisor.

"The truth is that she worked from May 2013 to August 2014. It was a big shock to me that a person who has worked as a support worker indicates she was an advisor," explained the representative of Dolo, Kristīna Lapsa to the program. She emphasized that the position mentioned by Grevcova does not exist at all.

The company had asked both Grevcova and her party to remove this misleading information, but it did not happen. Taking into account the fame of the social media activist, the most unpleasant thing is that the company is now associated with a pro-Kremlin-minded person, said the representative of Dolo.

The CVK told TV3 News that they only check whether a candidate has a criminal record or any other circumstances that would prevent them from running in the elections. No one checks how true the information is, for example, about the specified workplace.

"CVK checks only the information about candidates that the law requires us to check. We do not have the right to request information about all candidates from possible workplaces that they have indicated informatively during the submission of lists," said Kristīne Bērziņa, head of the CVK.

Indeed, on the CVK website it explicitly states: "Candidates are responsible for the accuracy of information."

Grevcova was unavailable for comment to TV3 News, while Aleksejs Rosļikovs, the head of the For Stability! party refused to comment in front of the camera, claiming that he knew nothing about the matter.

Grevcova was elected to the 14th Saeima as one of the deputies of the "Stability" party, however, she gained wider recognition through her activity on the social site TikTok. Until now, she has actively opposed vaccination there and criticized government decisions to refuse cooperation with Russia. For supporting the occupation of Donbass, Grevtsova is also included in the blacklist of the Ukrainian organization "Mirotvorec".

For Stability! performed extremely well in the Saeima elections, seizing control of 11 seats at its first attempt. Despite its name, its populist program included various radical measures such as splitting from the European Union, creating "independent relations with neighboring countries" and allowing non-citizens to vote, which have led to a perception that it is a Russia-friendly force.

Founder Rosļikovs used to be a member of the Harmony party and held a seat in the Rīga City Council but was expelled in 2019. He was one of the louder anti-vax voices during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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