Four leaders of Latvia's main pro-Russian party resign after election defeat

8 October 2022, 11:53 AM
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Four leaders of the Latvian pro-Russian party Zlagoda have announced their resignations in the wake of the party suffering a crushing defeat in the Baltic state’s latest parliamentary elections, news agency Delfi reported on Oct. 7.

The long-term chairman of the party, Janis Urbanovich was first to announce his resignation. Next came the co-chairman of the party and member of the party board Andris Morozov, deputy of the Riga City Council and deputy chairman of the party Anna Vladova, as well as the mayor of Daugavpils and deputy chairman of the party Andrey Elksninsh.

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Morozov and Vladova, commenting on their resignation on social networks, said that they had to bear responsibility for the results of Zlagoda in the elections, and not just Urbanovich, the head of the party.

Meanwhile, the center-right New Unity party of Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins won the Latvian parliamentary elections.

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