President: No decision on PM nominee before November 6

State President Raimonds Vējonis on October 25 ruled out any possibility of making a decision on who to nominate as a potential prime minister before November 6, when a new Saeima is due to be sworn in, the LETA newswire reported.

Vējonis has said he expects parties themselves to agree by then on one of three possible candidates he has already identified: Jānis Bordāns of the New Conservative Party, Artis Pabriks of For Development/For! or Aldis Gobzems of KPV LV.

However, parties are still conducting their own talks on which parties might be part of a government coalition and which might be consigned to an opposition role. Seven parties were elected to Saeima and only one, Harmony, seems to have no chance of being included in the coalition despite the fact that it won more seats in parliament than any other party.  

November 6 is the date one month after the Saeima elections when the current Cabinet of Ministers formally resigns and the 13th Saeima replaces the 12th Saeima. 

 

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