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 54)
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 was 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.

Career[change | change source]

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.