Strelcenoks approved for Saeima vote

  • 2011-11-16

RIGA- On Nov. 15 Latvian government decided to officially nominate the special commission’s choice for Corruption Prevention Bureau (CBP) chief - Jaroslavs Strelcenoks, for confirmation by Saeima, reports news agency LETA.

The government’s decision was unanimous.

As reported, the ruling coalition’s political forces and six independent Saeima members support Strelcenoks’ candidacy for the position of CPB chief, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) told reporters on Nov. 14.

The vote on the next CPB chief could take place in Saeima on Nov. 17.

As LETA also reported, Strelcenoks, deputy head of the CPB’s Department for Supervision of State Officials’ Operations, was nominated earlier this month for the vacant post of the bureau’s chief.

The bureau’s former chief Normunds Vilnitis was dismissed earlier this year.