Māris Kučinskis

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Māris Kučinskis
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Prime Minister of Latvia
Assumed office
11 February 2016
President Raimonds Vējonis
Preceded by Laimdota Straujuma
Minister of Regional Development and Local Government
In office
2 December 2004 – 7 November 2006
Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis
Preceded by Andrejs Radzevičs
Succeeded by Aigars Štokenbergs
Personal details
Born (1961-11-28) 28 November 1961 (age 57)
Limbažu rajons, Latvian SSR
(now Latvia)
Political party People's Party (1998–2011)
Liepāja Party (2014–present)
Other political
affiliations
Union of Greens and Farmers (2014–present)
Alma mater University of Latvia

Māris Kučinskis (born November 28, 1961, Limbažu novads[1]) is a Latvian politician and the current Prime Minister of Latvia. He was first elected a Deputy of the Saeima in 2002 and was a member of the People's Party and the For a Good Latvia electoral alliance. At present he is a member of the Liepāja Party and the Union of Greens and Farmers alliance. On 13 January 2016 he was nominated to replace Laimdota Straujuma as the Prime Minister of Latvia, coming after her resignation the previous December. He was nominated by State President Raimonds Vējonis,[2] and his cabinet was approved by the Saeima on 11 February. He is the first Prime Minister not to be a member of the Unity Party or one of its predecessors since 2009, and the first from the ZZS since 2004.

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References

  1. Biogrāfija (in Latvian)
  2. "Kucinskis nominated for prime minister in Latvia". Associated Press. Retrieved 20 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Political offices
Preceded by
Laimdota Straujuma
Prime Minister of Latvia
2016–present
Incumbent