RIGA - The current government led by Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) has become the longest serving government in the history of democratic Latvia, the Cabinet of Ministers posted on its Twitter account today.
The Karins-led government has been in power for 1,078 days, as it was confirmed on January 21, 2019.
The previous record was set by the Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) government - 1,077 days from February 11, 2016 to January 23, 2019.
The third longest serving Cabinet was the Andris Berzins-led government - 916 days from May 5, 2000 to November 7, 2002.
The second Andris Skele-led government is the shortest government in the history of independent Latvia, as it was only in power 174 days from February 13, 1997 to August 6, 1997.