Latvia: New three-party coalition government likely in August 2023

Latvia is likely to have a new three-party coalition government consisting of Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins’s New Unity and two current opposition parties, the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) and the Progressives, in August 2023, Ilona Berzina writes for Baltic News Network. Previously, Karins had assured that New Unity would not cooperate with ZZS as long as the party had any ties to the former mayor of Ventspils, Aivars Lembergs, who is under US sanctions. Karins has held talks on expanding the current three-party coalition of New Unity, National Alliance, and United List with parties from the opposition. However, National Alliance and United List have refused to take part in the talks. So far, New Unity, ZZS, and the Progressives have managed to agree on education, health care, and listing state enterprises on the stock exchange.