Vejonis sworn in as Latvian President

  • 2015-07-09
  • From wire reports and TBT staff, RIGA

Latvia's newly elected President, Raimonds Vejonis, of the Greens and Farmers’ Union, took the presidential oath on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to become the country’s 9th president.

In line with the Latvian Constitution, the president, starting work in his office, took the president's oath in a parliamentary meeting, stating, “I swear all of my work will be dedicated to the welfare of the people of Latvia. 

“I will do everything in my power to promote the prosperity of the Republic of Latvia and all who live here. 

“I will hold sacred and will observe the Constitution of Latvia and the laws of the State. 

“I will act justly towards all and will fulfil my duties conscientiously.”

The term in the office of the outgoing president Andris Berzins expired on July 7.

on June 3, the Latvian Parliament elected Vejonis, who was then acting as the country’s Defence Minister.