RIGA - Saeima voted unanimously today to reappoint Auditor General Elita Krumina for a second term in office.
Krumina’s mandate as Latvia’s chief auditor was extended by 85 votes to none.
Krumina was the only candidate for the position. He candidacy was proposed by seven members of the Saeima Public Expenditure and Audit Committee, as well as the opposition faction of the Latvian Association of Regions.
Krumina told BNS that efficiency audits and assessment of responsibility for various irregularities will remain the State Audit Office’s priorities also in the future. The State Audit Office also intends to focus its attention on many other issues, like international cooperation, informing the public about the improvements that have been made after audits, as well as other matters, Krumina said.
Representatives of the government coalition had already supported Krumina’s reappointment as Auditor General for another term, and President Raimonds Vejonis had also said that Krumina has to continue work in her present capacity.
Krumina’s first term in office expires on January 23, 2017.
The auditor general is appointed by the Latvian parliament for a four-year term with lawmakers nominating the candidates, who have to sign the nomination papers to confirm their willingness to run for the post. Under the law, no auditor general may remain in the office for more than two successive terms.