Latvian Greens-farmers U-turn on readiness to co-govern with Harmony
Latvian ruling Union of Greens and Farmers, speaking about the prospects of forming a government after the upcoming Saeima election together with the party Harmony, which seen as being pro-Kremlin by a number of parties, has denied the possibility building a common coalition.
That goes against the opinion by senior UGF member Gundars Daudze, a Deputy Speaker of the Latvian parliament, who has recently said in an interview with RīgaTV 24 that personally he did not have anything against UGF and Harmony cooperating after the election.
Daudze added that the decision would, however, be made by the majority of the party.
In a swift reaction to the contentious issue, the head of the UGF Saeima faction, Augusts Brigmanis, has now stated that the party would not form a coalition and government with Harmony after the election. Harmony despite ruling in the capital Riga for a long time is seen many as being pro-Kremlin for refusing to recognise the Soviet occupation of Latvia and having been opposed to Latvian as the only official language of the Baltic country. The Saeima election is due to take place on the first Saturday of October.