New Government Approved by Latvia's Parliament

24.03.2004. 14:57

On August 7, 1997 The Latvian Parliament (Saeima ) with 73 votes "for" , 13 "against" and 3 abstentions, approved the new Government, which is as follows:


Guntars Krasts
- Prime Minister
Anatolijs Gorbunovs - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
Juris Kaksītis - Deputy Prime Minister
Ramona Umblija - Minister of Culture
Valdis Birkavs - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Andris Rāviņš - Minister of Agriculture
Tālavs Jundzis - Minister of Defence
Atis Sausnītis - Minister of Economy
Juris Celmiņš - Minister of Education and Science
Roberts Zīle - Minister of Finance
Ziedonis Čevers - Minister of the Interior
Dzintars Rasnačs - Minister of Justice
Vilis Krištopāns - Minister of Transport
Vladimirs Makarovs - Minister of Welfare

State Ministers:
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Indulis Emsis - State Minister for the Environmental Protection 

Ēriks Zunda - State Minister for Local Governments
Ministry of Finance

Aija Poča - State Minister for State Revenue
Ministry of Welfare

Viktors Jaksons - State Minister for Health

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