Raimonds Vējonis

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Raimonds Vējonis
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9th President of Latvia
In office
8 July 2015 – 8 July 2019
Prime MinisterLaimdota Straujuma
Māris Kučinskis
Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš
Preceded byAndris Bērziņš
Succeeded byEgils Levits
Minister of Defence
In office
22 January 2014 – 7 July 2015
Prime MinisterValdis Dombrovskis
Laimdota Straujuma
Preceded byArtis Pabriks
Succeeded byRaimonds Bergmanis
Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
In office
7 November 2002 – 25 October 2011
Prime MinisterEinars Repše
Indulis Emsis
Aigars Kalvītis
Ivars Godmanis
Valdis Dombrovskis
Preceded byVladimirs Makarovs
Succeeded byEdmunds Sprūdžs
Personal details
Born (1966-06-15) 15 June 1966 (age 53)
Nikonovo, Pskov Oblast, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Political partyGreen Party
Spouse(s)Iveta Vējone
Alma materUniversity of Latvia

Raimonds Vējonis (born 15 June 1966) is a Latvian politician. He ws the 9th President of Latvia from 2015 to 2019. He is a member of the Green Party, part of the Union of Greens and Farmers.

He was Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in 2002 and in 2011 and as Minister of the Environment from 2003 to 2011, while the Ministry of Regional Development was a separate department. He became Minister of Defence of Latvia in 2014 and held that office until becoming President in 2015.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia: Raimonds Vējonis". Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia. Archived from the original on 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2010-04-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)