On Monday, 3 October, both the board and chairman of the Conservative Party in Latvia announced they will be stepping down. This decision came as a result of poor results in the recent 14th Saeima elections, as confirmed by the party’s chairman and Latvia’s Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns on Twitter.
Bordāns said elections of a new board for the party will be organised in the next two months. He also said that he will not run for the chairman’s position this time.
Jau pirmdien @konservativie valde pieņēma lēmumu atkāpties un divu mēnešu laikā tiks rīkotas jaunas valdes vēlēšanas. Kā valdes priekšsēdētājs uzņemos atbildību par neiekļūšanu 14.Saeimā un nekandidēšu uz valdes priekšsēdētāja amatu, dodot iespēju jauniem Konservatīvo līderiem!
— Jānis Bordāns (@Bordans) October 5, 2022
Until now Bordāns served as the party’s chairman, whereas the board consisted of Krišjānis Feldmans, Anita Muižniece, Juris Jurašs, Gatis Eglītis, Linda Ozola, as well as Tālis Linkaits.
BNN previously reported that Conservative Party failed to secure a sufficient number of votes in the 14th Saeima elections – only 3.09% of votes. In order to enter the Saeima, parties have to secure at least 5% of votes. In the 13th Saeima elections Conservative Party ran as New Conservative Party and received 13.59% of votes.