Latvian Saeima approved the new government

The Saeima of Latvia approved a new government under the leadership of a representative of the Union green and peasants (sacs) Maris Kucinskis.

According to, in the composition of the government includes 11 members of the previous Cabinet. Eight of them will continue working in the same occupations, and three will be headed by other ministries.

For the approval of the government voted 60 deputies of the coalition, against — 32 deputies of the opposition, and Janis Adamsons and Sergei Potapkin («Agreement») in the voting did not participate.

As noted, sacs for the first time after 11-year hiatus, received the post of Prime Minister. In addition Kuchinskisa, the party in the new government are the Minister of defense Raimonds Bergmanis, Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister of health Guntis Belevich, Minister of transport Uldis augulis Minister and Minister of agriculture Janis Duklavs.

The representative of the sacs previously held the post of the Prime Minister only once — it was the Indulis Emsis in 2004, and his government lasted nine months. Unity, in comparison with the previous composition, have lost one post and the Minister of foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of education and science Karlis shadurskisom, the Minister of internal Affairs Richard Kozlovskis, the Minister of economy of Arvilla Aseradens, as well as the Minister of welfare Janis Ransom. Are natalyadyumina Minister of culture Dace melbarde, Minister of justice Dzintars rasnačs and the Minister of environmental protection and regional development Kaspars Gerhards.

Government priorities are strengthening the economy, reforms in education, science and medicine, state security and national identity, improving the quality of life for families.

Earlier it was reported that the new Latvian government under the leadership of Marisa Kuchinskisa will develop a transition plan for a uniform standard of education in the Latvian language in state and municipal schools and begin its implementation. This commitment is included in the final draft of the government Declaration.

Latvian Saeima approved the new government 11.02.2016

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