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Elections 06-01-2021

Latvia health minister fired in vaccine row

Latvia's prime minister on Tuesday (5 January) fired his health minister in a row over coronavirus vaccination policy, straining ties within the governing coalition.
Elections 29-05-2019

Ex-Soviet dissident favourite for Latvian president

The Latvian parliament will on Wednesday (29 May) choose the Baltic state's next president, with long-time European Court of Justice judge and former Soviet dissident Egils Levits the frontrunner.
Global Europe 08-10-2018

Dissatisfied Latvians put pro-Russia party first in parliamentary election

Dissatisfied Latvians rejected the right-of-centre ruling coalition in Saturday's (6 October) parliamentary election but suspicion of the left-leaning pro-Russia party makes it likely the next government will be another formation of ethnic Latvian parties to the right.
Global Europe 21-02-2018

Latvian defence ministry says corruption claims may be disinformation campaign

Corruption allegations that led to the suspension of Latvia's central bank governor yesterday (20 February) may be part of a disinformation campaign aimed at damaging trust in the country and influencing October elections, its Defence Ministry said.
Elections 14-01-2016

Latvian President nominates Maris Kucinskis as new PM

Latvian President Raimonds V?jonis nominated M?ris Ku?inskis as the country's next prime minister on Wednesday after the incumbent Laimdota Straujuma resigned from her post in early December.
Elections 04-06-2015

Latvia elects staunch NATO supporter as President

Latvia's parliament yesterday (3 June) elected Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis as the Baltic state's new president, making him the 28-member European Union's first Green Party head of state.
President Andris Berzins [Website of the President of Latvia]
Central Europe 06-10-2014

Latvian centrist parties unite to keep pro-Russian force in opposition

Latvia's hawkish center ruling coalition has won a clear majority in a general election, results showed yesterday (5 October), after taking a hard line over the actions of Russia, its neighbor and former ruler, in Ukraine. But elections demonstrated that the largest single political is the mainly ethnic Russian 'Concord’ party.
Elections 07-01-2014

Latvia’s president nominates first female prime minister

Long-time civil servant Laimdota Straujuma was nominated yesterday (6 January) to become Latvia's first female prime minister and said the Baltic state would continue tight fiscal policies leading up to parliamentary elections in October if her cabinet was approved.