RIGA, Latvia—Latvia’s Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma declared her resignation Monday, citing a need to have for “new tips, a new contribution and new energy” to run the Baltic nation.
President Raimond Vejonis stated he would seek the advice of all political functions represented in the country’s Parliament, with a view of inquiring an additional political chief to kind a new authorities.
Beneath Ms. Straujuma—who had served because January 2014 as the tiny country’s initial feminine key minister—Latvia’s three-way coalition federal government targeted on strengthening national defense in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The govt has been confronted with domestic difficulties, nevertheless, as disgruntled Latvians demanded increased pay out, as nicely as better health care coverage and education and learning.
Corrections & Amplifications:
Laimdota Straujuma experienced served since January 2014 as Latvia’s initial female primary minister. An earlier model of this article incorrectly mentioned she took place of work in late 2013. (Dec 7).