Saeima MP VjaÄeslavs Dombrovskis plans to found his own political party at the end of August. He says it will be based on the work done by the recently founded association Republic 2030.
Based on information from Firmas.lv, Republic 2030 was founded on March 29, 2021. When asked if this association will serve as a foundation for the political party, Dombrovskis said that legally an association cannot be turned into a political party. He said the political party will be based on this association.
The politician did not say whether he was considering giving the political party the same name. He said the name will be known on the party’s official founding day, which is slated for late summer.
At the same time, the Saeima deputy insisted on keeping the names of potential party members secret, adding that their names will be known on the day of the official founding of the party.
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Dombrovskis says he is actively recruiting potential members. He says he has no doubts that he will be able to get 200 members.
According to the information available on the website of Republic 2030, its board of directors is made up of former Harmony deputy and former State Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Science Evija Papule, retired Colonel Raimonds Rublovskis, lawyer and former director of the Latvian State Chancellery Elita Dreimane, the member of the board of directors of Daugavpils Ditton Driving Chain Factory and once the manager of SIA RÄzeknes satiksme JevgÄnijs KorÅ¡enkovs, former director of the State Data Inspectorate Signe PlÅ«miÅa, economist Sergejs Gubins, former employee of the Central Finance and Procurement Agency ArtÅ«rs Grigorjevs, consultant, musician and former editor-in-chief of Diena newspaper Sergejs Ancupovs, former member of Saeima and Minister of Transport Anrijs MatÄ«ss, as well as former State Secretary of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development and former Chairman of the Board of Directors SIA Rigas Namu pÄrvaldnieks Alexander Antonovs.
Several members of the association had worked with Dombrovskis in the past.
Ancupovs has some political experience. He was formerly Anda ÄakÅ¡a’s advisor when she was Minister of Health.
Dombrovskis has previously said his party will run in the Saeima election next year.
He said in March that the association’s founders believed joining any established niche – right, center, left – to lead Latvian politics would be a dead end. That is why they do not plan to divide people on the basis of their nationality or their ideology. The main criterion, according to Dombrovskis, will be people’s achievements.
His new political party will be centrist, said Dombrovskis, claiming that it will be the first party in Latvia that bases its actions on a mission and a vision instead of calls to vote simply because “we are the same as our voters”.
The motto of the new party will be “Latvia can do better, and we can do better!” “
The vision of the emerging political party makes Latvia one of the most developed countries in the world with an income equal to that of Sweden in the space of 20 years. âIf we keep going, we will never reach the level of Sweden, even in 100 years. This is why we will invite people to whom a vision is decisive, whatever their nationality or their ideology, âsaid the politician. The new political organization also stresses that Latvia needs to reform its public administration and its constitutional structure. This would mean having a president elected by the people, single mandate electoral sites, a government with a greater role to play, and ministers with more duties and responsibilities.