Election of new LU rector might take place in November or December - Straube

  • 2019-09-03
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The election of a new University of Latvia (LU) rector might take place in November or December, said acting LU rector Gvido Straube.

He said though that this will happen only if the process is not restricted by the court with some decisions.

In line with the legislation, if the Cabiner of Ministers does not approve the elected rector, the university has to repeatedly organize elections in two months. Before that, normative acts within the university should be revised. An extraordinary Constitutional Assembly should adopt the necessary amendments.

Asked whether the work in the LU administration is possible in the present situation, he said that "there are no problems". In his opinion, the administration is working as usual.

Straube was appointed the acting LU rector on August 30.

As reported, after prolonged discussions on August 27, the government decided against re-appointing Indrikis Muiznieks as rector of the University of Latvia based on the Education and Science Ministry’s claims of multiple violations in the rector’s election.