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Latvian parliament backs new government under New Unity PM Karins

Latvian parliament backs new government under New Unity PM Karins
Nominated Latvia's Prime Minister's candidate Krisjanis Karins presents his cabinet to the Parliament before its vote in Riga, Latvia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins   -   Copyright  INTS KALNINS(Reuters)
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RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s parliament on Wednesday backed a new government under Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins of the centre-right New Unity party, ending months of political deadlock following October’s election.

Karins’ coalition consists of five of the seven parties in parliament, excluding only the pro-Russia Harmony party and the Union of Greens and Farmers.

(Reporting by Gederts Gelzis; Editing by Simon Johnson)

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