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Laimdota Straujuma will lead the Saeima’s Long-term Development Committee

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian Saeima Long-term Development Committee selected Laimdota Straujuma, former prime minister of Latvia, as the new chairperson of the committee on Wednesday, 24 February.

It was necessary to select a new chairperson for the committee because the former head, Maris Kucinskis has put down his 12th Saeima mandate in order to be Latvia’s prime minister, as reported by Saeima press-service.

The committee consists of the committee’s deputy chairman Jānis Dombrava, secretary of the committee Ints Dālderis and deputies Andris Buiķis, Boriss Cilevičs, Einārs Cilinskis, Ainārs Mežulis, Sergejs Potapkins, Edgars Putra, Artis Rasmanis, Jānis Ruks, Silvija Šimfa, Juris Šulcs, Jānis Trupovnieks, Jānis Tutins, Ilze Viņķele, Dzintars Zaķis and Ivars Zariņš.

The Long-term Development Committee was formed in 2014. The committee oversees the introduction of the National Development Plan and Latvia’s Long-term Development Strategy by 2030. The committee can also provide reports and proposals, assist in strategic and inter-institutional document planning activities and help resolve conceptual matters.

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