President: Coalition works well but can fuss over nothing

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President Egils Levits told Latvian Radio August 3 that the current coalition works well together; however, internal bickers often have no serious reason.

In an interview, Levits said that the coalition "has been cooperating somehow" and the result is not bad, adding that the government had managed the COVID-19 state of emergency with success. He also said it would be hard to find an alternative for this coalition.

"The coalition works more or less. It is proven by the successful activities during the pandemic," he said. The President acknowledged that he was not too happy with internal arguments that consume energy between parties and often have no solid ground.

But "we have to accept the government the Saeima created, and the Saeima that people created, and, given how complex the Saeima is, the result is not too bad", said Levits.

After the 13th Saeima elections the creation of a coalition took nearly 4 months. In January 2019, the Saeima accepted Krišjānis Kariņš' government, consisting of five parties: New Unity, Development/For!, New Conservative Party, KPV  LV and National Alliance.

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