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Laimdota Straujuma becomes Latvia's first female leader


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Laimdota Straujuma becomes Latvia's first female leader

Long-time civil servant Laimdota Straujuma has been appointed as Latvia’s first female prime
minister.

The 62-year-old is a former agriculture minister and succeeds Valdis Dombrovskis, who resigned after the supermarket roof collapse in Vilnius that killed more than 50 people.