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Latvia's prime minister resigns, new gov't to be appointed

Latvia's prime minister resigns, new government to be appointed

Latvia's prime minister resigns, new gov't to be appointed

HELSINKI (AP) -- Latvia's government spokesman says Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has resigned, meaning a new government will be appointed.

Arnitis Ringolds, head of the prime minister's office, says her resignation comes into effect immediately, but that she will head the three-party coalition in a caretaker capacity until a new government is chosen by parliament.

Ringolds said Monday that the prime minister "feels that there is a need to have a new government ... to get new energy from new people." He declined to give further details.

Straujuma's resignation comes after she fired the transport minister last month, sparking rumors of discontent within the center-right Cabinet that took office a year ago.


Updated : 2021-09-17 10:25 GMT+08:00