Latvia – Party conflict and presidential initiative in government formation

Köker, P. (2016) Latvia – Party conflict and presidential initiative in government formation. Presidential Power.

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Abstract

On 11 February 2016, the Latvian parliament voted in a new government under the leadership of Maris Kučinskis. Over the last years, I have written about Latvian president Andris Berzins’ activism in government formation on several occasions (see my previous posts on Latvia). Today’s blog post discusses the process of formation of the most recent government as well as the president’s role. While it differs from previous posts in so far as with Raimonds Vējonis there is a new president, there are some interesting similarities in the president’s response to party tactics and the preference for a prominent position of his (former) party, the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZSS).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Philipp Köker
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 15:01
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16039

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00