Raimonds Vejonis, the current defence minister and member of the green party, was chosen to become Latvia's head of state by the country's parliament.
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.