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Cabinet of Latvia

Maris Kučinskis Prime Minister Raimonds Bergmanis Minister of Defence Edgars Rinkevics Minister of Foreign Affairs Arvils Aseradens Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs Dana Reizniece-Ozola Minister of Finance […]

New Cabinet approved

The Latvian parliament or Saeima has approved the new government of Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis. The new government is made up of three parties, the Union of Greens and Farmers […]

Maris Kučinskis nominated as Prime Minister

Latvian President Raymond Vējonis has nominated Maris Kučinskis of the Liepāja Party (a party affiliated to the Union of Greens and Farmers) as the country’s new Prime Minister and asked […]

Latvian Prime Minister steps down

Latvia’s Prime Minister, Laimdota Straujuma, announced yesterday morning that she was stepping down. There appears to have been a campaign to undermine the prime minister after she came into conflict […]

Raimonds Bergmanis is new Defence Minister

Raimonds Bergmanis has been confirmed by the Latvian Parliament as the country’s new Minister of Defence. He replaces Raimonds Vējonis who was elected President of the country in June and […]

Raimonds Vējonis elected President of Latvia

Defence Minister Raimonds Vējonis of the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) was elected the new President of Latvia yesterday by the country’s parliament. It took five votes in parliament […]

Presidential 2015

An indirect election was held on 3 June 2015. Voting in the Saeima went to five rounds. In the fourth round Egils Levits received 26 votes for, whilst Raimonds Vējonis […]

Latvia holds Presidential election

Latvian Deputies will vote to elect a new President today. There are 101 Deputies and the winning candidate must receive at least 51 votes. If no one candidate gets 51 […]

Presidential election on 3rd June

The Latvian Parliament or Saeima will elect a new President of the country on 3rd June. President Andris Bērziņš will not seek re-election for a second four-year term. Nominations will […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Latvia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Latvia. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

New Cabinet approved by Parliament

The Latvian Parliament has approved the new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma by 61 for to 39 against. The new Cabinet has six new Ministers and seven from […]

New government agreed

Latvia’s ruling coalition has agreed to work together once more in a new government after the 4th October general election. There had been a delay in reforming the coalition after […]

Ruling coalition wins general election

The ruling coalition appears to have won the general election in Latvia which took place yesterday. With 1,000 out of 1,054 polling stations having reported in, the Social Democratic Party […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the Saeimā took place on 4 October 2014. Social Democratic Party “Harmony” (Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa”, SDPS) 24 UNITY (VIENOTĪBA) 23 Union of Greens and Farmers (Zaļo un […]

Ruling alliance likely to win today’s general election

Around 1.5 million people are eligible to vote today in Latvia’s general election. There are 13 parties and 1,156 candidates standing in the election which the opinion polls suggest is […]

Third day of voting in European Elections

Today is the third day of voting in the European elections. On day one the United Kingdom and Netherlands voted; on day two it was the turn of Ireland and […]

Russia to pay war veterans in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to organise a ‘monthly endowment’ for veterans of the ‘Great Patriotic War’ living in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The formal press release […]