PM talks to continue after holidays

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President Raimonds Vējonis will revoke Jānis Bordāns’ (New Conservative Party, JKP) nomination for prime minister and continue talks about the next possible candidate after the November 18 Independence Day celebrations, LETA was told at the president’s office.

“I expect the political parties to use this time for continued consultations and seeking common ground,” the president said.

After the holidays, Vējonis plans to meet with Aldis Gobzems, the candidate for prime minister proposed by KPV LV party, and Artis Pabriks, the candidate for prime minister from For Development/For, to hear their perspective on the further government formation process.

On Thursday, Vējonis will sign a decree revoking Bordāns’ nomination.

The president’s spokespeople said that Bordāns on Wednesday informed Vējonis on government formation talks, admitting that he was unable to form a government and secure a majority of votes in Saeima.

As reported, earlier today, one week since Bordāns was nominated for prime minister by Vējonis, For Development/For and National Alliance announced that they would not participate in further government formation talks. Unity's head Arvils Ašeradenssaid that his party's board would take the final decision on whether New Unity would continue the talks.

After his meeting with Vējonis on Wednesday, Bordāns admitted that the government he had planned to form was no longer possible. He said that the other parties' decision to withdraw from the talks was irresponsible.

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