October 3, 2010 / 11:46 AM / 8 years ago

Latvian PM, coalition partner agree to stay in govt

RIGA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Latvia’s prime minister said on Sunday that he and the second-largest coalition partner had agreed to continue working together and would form a new government after Saturday’s election.

The Unity bloc of Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and the Union of Greens and Farmers form the current minority coalition with a nationalist bloc. The election showed the current coalition had now won a majority in the 100-seat house.

“We discussed the possibilities for further cooperation and we are ready to continue work,” Dombrovskis told reporters after meeting the Union of Greens and Farmers.

He said the aim should be to hold a parliament vote on government approval on November 2.

Dombrovskis was due later to meet the third current coalition partner. That bloc has also said it was willing to continue in the government. (Reporting by Aija Braslina, writing by Patrick Lannin)

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