Three parties leave New Conservatives' government talks

For Development/For, the National Alliance and New Unity have decided not to participate in further government formation talks lead by the New Conservative Party (JKP) leader Jānis Bordāns.

For Development/For has called on Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis to nominate a new candidate for the prime minister.

According to a letter sent by For Development/For leader Daniels Pavļuts to the party’s members, the party has informed JKP leader Bordāns that For Development/For has decided to suspend its participation in Bordāns’ government.

New Unity and National Alliance’s representatives confirmed as well that they will not participate in further government formation talks.

The party representatives said that the reason for withdrawing from a potential JKP government was that they could not agree on its action plan.

Earlier both incumbent ministries and potential JKP allies said the Conservatives' plan is not economically feasible. 

As reported, President Raimonds Vējonis earlier gave Bordāns two weeks, until November 21, to form the new coalition government and secure the parliament’s support. If the candidate prime minister fails to form the government by that deadline the president will nominate the next candidate.

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