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Latvian Saeima to decide on expressing confidence in the new government

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Wednesday, November 5th, the 12th Saeima will decide on expressing confidence in the new Cabinet of Ministers led by Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.

The emergency meeting, which will called by the Saeima Praesidium, will take place 10:00 a.m., as reported by Saeima press-service.

In the event of a positive decision by the Saeima, the new government will include Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece – Ozola, Finance Minister Jānis Reirs, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis, Education and Science Minister Mārīte Seile, Culture Minister Dace Melnbarde, Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss, Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnačs, Healthcare Minister Guntis Belēvičs, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Kaspars Gerhards and Agriculture Minister Jānis Dūklavs.

This government would have seven ministers from the previous government.

The first meeting of the new government is planned for Wednesday, November 5th. Latvian President Andris Berzins will attend this meeting.

BNN had previously reported that Harmony’s elected representative in Riga election region include Jānis Urbanovičs, Andrejs Klementjevs, Boriss Cilevičs, Sergejs Mirskis, Ivans Klementjevs, Artūrs Rubiks, Sergejs Potapkins, Igors Pimenovs, Ņikita Ņikiforovs and Mihails Zemļinskis. Also, Harmony’s parliamentary team has been joined by sworn lawyer Jūlija Stepaņenko and representative of Zolitude 21.11 association Regīna Ločmele-Luņova.

Unity’s representatives in Riga include Edgars Rinkēvičs, Rihards Kozlovskis, Andrejs Judins, Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, Aleksejs Loskutovs, Ilze Viņķele and Lolita Čigāne.

Representatives of the Union of Greens and Farmers in Riga include Guntis Belēvičs, Māris Kučinskis, Kārlis Seržants. Previously, businessman Valdis Kalnozols had asked to recount votes at several election sites in order to make sure he had not been upstaged in terms of popularity by Māris Kučinskis. After the recount it turned out Kučinskis had indeed maintained his advantage over Kalnozols, as reported by CEC.

Representatives of the National Alliance in Riga include Dace Melbārde, Einārs Cilinskis, Dzintars Rasnačs, Ilmārs Latkovskis and Inguna Rībena.

Latvian Regional Alliance has elected Arturs Kaimiņš, Mārtiņš Šics and Inga Bite in Riga.

To Latvia from the Heart has elected ex-State Auditor Inguna Sudraba and Jurmala City Council deputy Romāns Mežeckis in Riga.


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