President Vējonis again tries to persuade parties to form a government

President Raimonds Vējonis says that he could meet with all three prime minister candidates again next week, as well as possibly nominate one of them, the president told Latvian Radio November 1.

Previously Vējonis called the government formation process ''unsatisfactory'' and this week met with all three of the prime minister candidates - Artis Pabriks from For Development/For, Janis Bordans from the New Conservative Party and Aldis Gobzems from KPV LV. All three say they would be the best man for the job.

Vējonis said that political parties have had a certain amount of time to meet and agree with one another, but that they have failed to do this. He once again called this situation ''unsatisfactory'' and said that it looks like the parties conducting government formation talks want him to make this decision for them instead of making it themselves.

''If the parties do not come to some sort of agreement by November 6, it looks like I will have to become more involved. I will speak to all of the PM candidates on Wednesday to come to some sort of solution,'' he said, adding that he might be forced to nominate a PM candidate on Wednesday if necessary.

''If the parties cannot come to an agreement themselves, then I might have to nominate a specific candidate,'' said Vējonis.

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