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LATVIA

The Saeima, a unicameral legislative body, now is the highest organ of state authority. It initiates and approves legislation sponsored by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has full responsibility and control over his cabinet, and the President holds a primarily ceremonial role as Head of State.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
Pres. Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA
Prime Min. Aigars KALVITIS
Min. of Agriculture Martins ROZE
Min. for Children & Families Ainars BASTIKS
Min. of Culture Helena DEMAKOVA
Min. of Defense Atis SLAKTERIS
Min. of Economics Jurijs STRODS
Min. of Education & Science Baiba RIVZA
Min. of Environment Raimonds VEJONIS
Min. of Finance Oskars SPURDZINS
Min. of Foreign Affairs Artis PABRIKS
Min. of Health Vinets VELDRE
Min. of Interior Ivars GODMANIS
Min. of Justice Gaidis BERZINS
Min. of Regional Development & Local Govts. Aigars STOKENBERGS
Min. for Special Assignments for Admin.
of European Union Funds
Normunds BROKS
Min. for Special Assignments for E-Govt. Affairs Ina GUDELE
Min. for Special Assignments
for Society Integration Affairs
Oskars KASTENS
Min. of Transport Ainars SLESERS
Min. of Welfare Dagnija STAKE
Governor, Bank of Latvia Ilmars RIMSEVICS
Charge d'Affaires to the US Maris SELGA
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Solveiga SILKALNA