The candidate for the position of the prime minister Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV) nominated by the president proposes to make access to the state secret automatic for all deputies and to hold government meetings in private. But other politicians are not happy about that.
Aldis Gobzems, who still has not gained access to the state secret, proposes to make it automatic. He believes that the question concerns not only him personally, but the “potential threat to democracy”, given that in the 13th Saeima more than half of the deputies are new, and there is no clarity about their admission to the state secret.
In addition, the potential prime minister wants to make government sessions closed, and to inform journalists later.
His ideas were partially supported only by Edgar Tavars from the Union of Greens and Peasants (SZK). According to him, SZK will not interfere with the holding of private meetings. But they need to debate about the reform of the access system, the politician believes.
The chairman of the National Association, Raivis Dzintars, declared that his party “absolutely does not consider this possibility” and trusts the Latvian security services. VL-TB / LNNK respects democracy, but the pursuit of it must be balanced by security interests. Edgars Rinkevic from “New Unity” adheres to the same opinion.
The six parties involved in the negotiations on the formation of the government decided to request an audience with Latvian President Rajmonds Vejonis in order to find a solution to the situation in which the candidate for prime minister had problems with access to State secret. Now the president is in Afghanistan and, most likely, before November 30, he will not be able to meet with them.