Straujuma government starts amid Lemberg

  • 2014-02-05
  • Staff and wire reports
RIGA - Latvia’s Saeima on Jan. 22 confirmed the new Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) government, as she becomes Latvia’s first ever female prime minister, reports LETA. In an overwhelming show of support, 64 Saeima members voted for the new government, 27 voted against, while four abstained.The opposition’s Harmony Center provided the ‘no’ votes, while two independent MPs, Vladimirs Reskajs and Inga Vanaga, abstained. Two coalition MPs, Valdis Liepins (Reform Party) and Juris Vilums (Reform Party), did not participate in the vote, as well as two other indepen...
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