Posts tagged as formation

Riigikogu to have last word on formation of government

By Liia Hänni on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Liia Hänni, one of the authors of the Estonian Constitution, explained that if President Kersti Kaljulaid does not task a candidate for prime minister who enjoys a majority of support in the Riigikogu with the formation of a new government, the Riigikogu can override the president’s decision and form a government on its own. Nonetheless, she believed that the president and the candidate for prime minister would reach an understanding.…

How does the formation of a coalition government in Estonia work?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The recent coalition talks between the Centre Party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) and Isamaa, which lasted around three weeks, have led many to believe that this is a fait accompli, and the lineup will take office. In fact, this is not the case. Properly speaking, the official coalition talks are only starting from today. Whilst the Reform Party got the largest number of seats at the general…

Center to decide over launching coalition talks with Reform on Friday

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Estonian Center Party is to decide on Friday whether it will launch negotiations with the Reform Party in order to establish a coalition, the news portal of the daily Postimees reports. Center Party chairman Juri Ratas said after meeting with Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas on Wednesday evening that the Center Party will take two days in order to think and will decide on Friday whether it will start…

Is polygamy the answer for Latvia?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The government formation process in Latvia is progressing slowly and painfully. It is as though a ship without navigation – Latvia has yet to find its way in the ocean of political roads. And this ocean I full of «icebergs» Latvia keeps bumping against. The latest one is National Alliance’s official candidate, an «expert» at resolving demographic problems Imants Parādnieks. The biggest objections voiced so far are not about the…

Latvian president decides to entrust third government formation attempt to New Unity

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

On Monday, 7 January, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis decided to entrust the third attempt to form a government in the country to New Unity’s prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš. Vējonis told journalists that Kariņš has been entrusted with development of the government’s declaration. The president stressed that the proposed five-party coalition should be ‘cooperative’ in the formation process. As it is known, the president met with leaders of political parties…

Government formation talks to continue in Latvia

Friday, January 4, 2019

On Thursday, 3 January, KPV LV Saeima faction decided to continue government formation talks by submitting a number of requests to the so-called coalition core, as journalists were told by KPV LV faction leader Atis Zakatistovs. He did not reveal the requests, nor did he answer the question of whether or not KPV LV maintains Aldis Gobzems as its candidate for the post of Latvia’s Interior Affairs Minister. Zakatistovs did…

Vejonis not to participate in government formation talks for the next few days

Thursday, December 13, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis will not take part in the government formation process for a few days, as the political parties voted into the 13th Saeima have asked for more time so they could agree on the coalition makeup, the President’s Chancery told LETA. Earlier this week Vejonis had meetings with heads of the 13th Saeima groups to discuss the further government formation process. According to the President’s Chancery, the majority…

Latvia to Look for New PM Candidate After Cabinet Talks Fail

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The leader of Latvia’s New Conservative Party, Janis Bordans, abandoned his attempt to form a government on Wednesday after three potential coalition partners pulled out of talks. President Raimonds Vejonis was to meet two other possible candidates for the job next week after officially calling off his nomination of Bordans on Thursday, his office said. One of the main tasks facing an incoming prime minister will be to tackle money-laundering…

Actual government formation process can begin when president nominates PM candidate – Rinkevics

Friday, October 26, 2018

The actual government formation process can begin after November 6, when President Raimonds Vejonis nominates a prime minister candidate, New Unity politician and current Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics believes. After a meeting with representatives from the New Conservative Party today, Rinkevics said that three parties are currently conducting their separate government formation discussions, and each of them have their own prime minister candidate. He said that New Unity is not…

Political parties in Latvia reject New Conservative Party’s proposed government model

Thursday, October 18, 2018

None of the political parties currently engaged in government-formation talks in Latvia have agreed to the government model offered by the New Conservative Party. When asked about his position in relation to NCP’s offer, KPV LV co-chairman Artuss Kaimiņš said his political party will not comment announcements made by other parties. At the same time, he said NCP’s decision to present offered division of ministries was rushed, because he believes…