RIGA - As of July 1, 2021, Latvia will have 42 municipalities according to the administrative territorial reform (ATR) bill which Saeima passed in the final reading on Wednesday.
Lawmakers greeted the adoption of the reform bill with brief applause. The bill was passed by 58 votes to 12 and 20 abstentions.
Arturs Toms Pless (For Development/For), chairman of the Saeima Administrative Territorial Reform Committee, told LETA that the new law provides for the creation of 42 municipalities instead of the current 119 local governments.
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