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Latvia's prime minister announces resignation

Monday, 14 August, 2023, 17:54
Latvia's prime minister announces resignation

Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš announced his resignation Monday, days after his government coalition fell apart.

Kariņš told his center-right New Unity party that he plans to submit a letter of resignation to Latvia’s President Edgars Rinkēvičs on Thursday and he invited the party to nominate a new candidate for prime minister.

On Friday, Kariņš announced he was going to dissolve New Unity’s coalition with the National Alliance and the United List parties after they rejected his plans for a ministerial reshuffle, according to local media. When announcing his resignation, Kariņš accused the coalition partners of “blocking work for welfare and economic growth.”