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    Saeima postpones vote on petitions calling for Rasnacs' resignation to June 20

    RIGA, June 14 (LETA) - The Latvian parliament today interrupted a debate on opposition lawmakers’ calls for Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs’ (National Alliance) resignation and decided to resume the meeting on June 20.

    The vote on the no-confidence motion against the justice minister was postponed as several MPs are attending the commemorative events that are held in Latvia today to honor the memory of victims of Communist genocide and around 16,000 residents of Latvia who were deported to Siberia on June 14, 1941.

    The parliament sitting was suspended after lawmakers had been debated the two petitions for Rasnacs’ resignation for more than an hour without coming to any agreement.

    As reported, the Latvian parliament was supposed to vote today on two petitions signed by opposition lawmakers and calling for Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs’ resignation. One petition has been launched by nonpartisan MP Romans Mezeckis and the other by the Latvian Association of Regions.

    The lawmakers demanding Rasnacs’ resignation argued that the justice minister has failed to ensure a proper supervision of the Insolvency Administration and that the system has been left virtually unattended.

    “The minister can neither lead the ministry to ensure it performs it functions nor can he supervise the Insolvency Administration,” the opposition lawmakers said in their argumentation.

    • Published: 14.06.2018 13:03
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