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Berzins to start fulfilling President of Latvia duties

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Andris Berzins

After giving a solemn declaration at the Saeima meeting on Friday, July 8, the newly-elected President of Latvia Andris Berzins will start fulfilling the responsibilities of presidential office, informed the President’s Chancery.

He will be the seventh democratically-elected President in Latvia’s history, and the fourth since the restoration of independence.

The new President graduated from Riga Polytechnic Institute in 1971, receiving a radio engineer’s degree. Whereas in 1988 he received an industrial planning degree at the University of Latvia Faculty of Economics.

Berzins has worked at the Popular Front of Latvia (Latvijas Tautas fronte). From 1993 to 2003, he was the president of Unibank.

In 2004, Berzins worked as an advisor to the presidents of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and SEB Unibank, while in 2006 he was elected as the president of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Chairman of AS Latvenergo Council.

In 2010, Berzins was elected to the 10th Saeima from the Greens and Farmers Union (Zaļo un zemnieku savienība) list.

Berzins is a wealthy man. When taking the Saeima deputy office, Berzins pointed out that he has given around one million lats in loans.

He also has large cash reserves and owns several vehicles.


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  1. ACA says:

    That’s important for his duties that the new president owns several vehicles:)

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