- Latvijas Avize interviews the candidate of the Concord Centre (CC) for the post of the Prime Minister Nils Usakovs
Latvijas Avize interviews the candidate of the Concord Centre (CC) for the post of the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs. According to Mr Usakovs, the CC does not support referendum of granting Russian status of official language in Latvia. At the same time, Mr Usakovs believes that initiative on collection of signatures in support of Russian language was needed as a counterbalance to the initiative by the nationalists party collecting signatures for transition of all state funded schools into Latvian language only. Mr Usakovs also stated that if he becomes the Prime Minister he will continue to take part the 9 May (Victory over the Nazi Germany Day) celebration events in Riga. Mr. Usakovs does not agree that this date splits the society arguing that ethnic Latvians also fought in the Red Army and the celebration events are conducted in Latvian and Russian languages.