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    Progressive party nominates its leader as candidate prime minister

    RIGA, June 19 (LETA) - The Progressive party has nominated its leader Roberts Putnis as the party's candidate to both prime minister and health minister in the upcoming general elections in Latvia.

    The Progressive said that by nominating Putnis to these offices they wanted to emphasize health care as one of their political priorities and to change the current practice of entrusting a health care professional with political leadership of the sector.

    The party on Tuesday announced also other ministerial candidates but said that the full list of its candidates in the general elections will be released on July 14.

    In the short version of its election program, the Progressive stated that their priorities will be health care, social security, new green policy and smart economy.

    According to the public opinion poll carried out by SKDS pollster for the public Latvian Television, the Progressive were supported by 0.4 percent of voters in May which is way below the 5-percent electoral threshold.

    Commenting on the low popularity rating and the Progressive's chances in the elections, Putnis said his party will make all effort to convince as large number of voters as possible to choose “the politics that does not depend on dirty money, that offers new people without reputation problems and that supports truly Social Democratic policies”.

    • Published: 19.06.2018 13:27
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