National Alliance demands Golubeva's resignation, says it will quit the coalition if Golubeva does not step down

Published date12 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 12 (LETA) - The National Alliance's Saeima group and board will demand that Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) fire Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For) following the events at the monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga's Pardaugava on May 9 and 10, as the alliance's representative Laima Melkina told LETA.

If Karins and coalition partners do not take into account the National Alliance's opinion, the party will have to quit the ruling coalition and recall its ministers from the government, the National Alliance said in a statement.

"What every loyal resident of Latvia experienced in on May 9 and 10 is unacceptable. It cannot be considered a minor incident," said the head of the National Alliance's Saeima group, Raivis Dzintars. Every effort must be made to ensure that this situation never happens again, he said.

s reported, regardless of officials' calls on residents to commemorate victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine on May 9 and not to attend the monument to Soviet soldiers, people still went to lay flowers at the...

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