Latvia: Replacing current coalition “unnecessary”: United List

Replacing Latvia’s current coalition government was “unnecessary” and would cause chaos, Edgars Tavars, chairman of the United List’s parliamentary group, stated, LETA reports. At the same time, he insisted that expanding the government, as proposed by New Unity leader, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, was “legally impossible.” Tavars pointed out that Karins himself had said that the government was “dynamic,” and that New Unity and United List had more in common than differences. The United List would not support a decision of the Prime Minister to “overthrow his own government,” Tavars said. Meanwhile, Viktors Valainis, head of the parliamentary group of the opposition Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS), suggested that it would be “odd” if the National Alliance and United List refused to continue in an expanded coalition.