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Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry's State Secretary Balsevics could be appointed head of temporary administration if Riga municipality is dissolved

BC, Riga, 12.12.2019.Print version
If Saeima supports dissolution of the Riga City Council, the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry's State Secretary Edvins Balsevics could be appointed head of the temporary administration of Riga, informed LETA/BNS.

In that case, Balsevics' deputies will be Artis Lapins, head of the Finance Ministry's Legal Affairs Department, and Aleksejs Remesovs, deputy head of the Justice Ministry's Legal Affairs Department.


February 29, 2020, has been set as the date for the snap elections of the new Riga City Council.


According to the Law on Local Governments, Saeima, in adopting a law regarding dismissal of a city or municipality council, appoints pursuant to the recommendation of the Cabinet a temporary administration in the relevant administrative territory. The temporary administration performs the functions of the city or municipality council provided for in laws and acts until the day of the first meeting of the newly elected city or municipality council.






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