Lat­vian Pres­i­dent not ad­dress­ing is­sues of most con­cern to so­ci­ety, eval­u­ates so­ci­ol­o­gist

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«I don’t feel great com­pe­tence and I don’t feel that the Pres­i­dent would re­act in the fields that are very im­por­tant to so­ci­ety. At least a part of so­ci­ety is con­cerned about pub­li­ca­tions on «oli­garch talks» and I agree to ex­perts that the Pres­i­dent, who has sym­bolic and rep­re­sen­ta­tive func­tions, should clearly voice his at­ti­tude,» has said so­ci­ol­o­gist Līga Ras­nača.

On Satur­day, July 8, two years passed since Rai­monds Vējo­nis from the Union of Greens and Farm­ers took the post of the State Pres­i­dent of Latvia, but, ac­cord­ing to the so­ci­ol­o­gist, there have been very in­ac­tive pe­ri­ods in his rule. Ras­nača has eval­u­ated that de­spite Vējo­nis hav­ing turned more ac­tive re­cently, he has not ad­dressed most press­ing is­sues. In ad­di­tion to in­ac­tiv­ity amid the Rīdzene talks scan­dal, the so­ci­ol­o­gist be­lieves that the Lat­vian Pres­i­dent also has moral re­spon­si­bil­ity to voice a clear opin­ion on health­care top­ics and not to al­low the pri­vati­sa­tion of heath­care, which could make health­care unavail­able to many peo­ple. Mean­while, poli­til­o­gist Filips Ra­jevskis, who is also a co-owner of the pub­lic re­la­tions’ agency Mediju tilts has ar­gued that Vējo­nis dur­ing his pres­i­dency has been ac­tive in gen­eral and es­pe­cially in leg­is­la­tion. «Over these two years, Vējo­nis has re­turned [to the Saeima] as much laws as Pres­i­dent An­dris Bērz­iņš re­turned dur­ing the whole four years,» the poli­tol­o­gist stressed.

Edijs Pālens/LETA

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