Smelters in the last year struggled with Piebalgs for this post, but was elected Deputy Chairman of the party.

Today after the Board meeting he stated that no refuse of his words a year ago - "Unity" a new power, dynamics and energy. ""Unity" should remain on the political scene of Latvia, and the events associated with the "talks of the oligarchs", it is only to prove", - said the politician.

He noted that "negotiations oligarchs" discussed a certain direction of development of Latvia, which was agreed Janis Urbanovich, Aivars Lembergs, Ainars Slesers and possibly Andris Skele. "I am totally against this direction", - said Smelters, adding that one of the points of this plan was the elimination of "Unity".