Le­vits «may con­sider» be­com­ing pres­i­den­tial can­di­date again

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Judge Egils Le­vits of the Court of Jus­tice of the Euro­pean Union may con­sider be­com­ing a can­di­date for the post of pres­i­dent of Latvia if such an of­fer was ex­tended to him.

In an in­ter­view to Rīta panorama pro­gramme of LTV, Le­vits stressed that it is too soon to con­sider such a pos­si­bil­ity. On top of that, he said this is a ques­tion not for him, but rather for po­lit­i­cal par­ties form­ing the coali­tion and the gov­ern­ment. They are the ones who will de­cide on the state pres­i­dent. If par­ties do ex­tend an of­fer for Le­vits to be­come a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, he would con­sider the of­fer. Ac­cord­ing to Le­vits, his first at­tempt was more of a prin­ci­ple mat­ter. He says he knew in ad­vance he’d have no chances of win­ning. Cur­rent Lat­vian Pres­i­dent Rai­monds Vējo­nis’ term ends in sum­mer 2019. He might de­cide to par­tic­i­pate in pres­i­den­tial elec­tions again for a sec­ond term.

Paula Čurk­ste/LETA

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