November 23, 2019

Justice and diplomat Egils Levits becomes Latvian president

In the picture President Egils Levits.
Monday, 8 July 2019, Riga, Republic of Latvia: Latvia’s tenth head of state took office during a ceremony at the Saeima, the country’s parliament.
President Levits is a reputed judge who also represents Latvia with a seat at the European Court of Justice since 2004. Having served previously at the European Court of Human Rights. He served as a diplomat for his country between 1994 and 1995 when he was dispatched to Vienna, Austria, with concurrent accreditation to Hungary and Switzerland.
In Latvia the President is the country’s head of state and commander-in-chief for a period of four years with a possibility for re-election(s) yet not more than twice in a row. The Latvian president does share executive responsibility with the government, nevertheless, most of his political deeds must be countersigned by a minister.
 
For further information:

Latvian Presidency: https://www.president.lv/lv

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