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Latvia names outspoken critic of Russia as new president


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Latvia names outspoken critic of Russia as new president

The Latvian parliament has chosen Raimonds Vejonis as the country’s new president.

The current defence minister and member of the centre-right Green Party has been an outspoken critic of Russian actions over Ukraine and a supporter of a greater NATO presence in the Baltic.

Vejonis has said that safeguarding the security of Latvia will be one of the main aims of his presidency with a strengthening of the border likely.

His main responsibilities when he assumes office in July will be to choose a candidate for prime minister when a new government is formed.

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