Two days after the parliamentary elections in Latvia, President Egils Levits has started talks with the seven parties that have been elected to the Saeima parliament. The head of state of the Baltic EU and NATO country first met Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins' victorious liberal-conservative Jauna Vienotiba party. He then spoke to representatives of the other parliamentary parties.
In the parliamentary elections on October 1, Karins' party received by far the most votes. Like the CDU and CSU, the Jauna Vienotiba party belongs to the EPP group in the European Parliament. She announced that she would like to hold initial talks with potential partners on forming a government on Tuesday and Wednesday.