Vice Mayor Ķirsis might be candidate for Rīga mayor

More than a month after Mārtiņš Staķis left the position of Rīga mayor, a vote on the election of the next one is scheduled for next week. Although no candidate has been officially announced, the councilors confirmed that it is planned to move the acting mayor, former vice mayor Vilnis Ķirsis, Latvian Television reported August 10.

The vote on the election of the Chairman of Rīga City Council is scheduled for next Thursday, August 17.

The councilors promise to officially name the mayor's candidate soon. However, it is informally mentioned that Ķirsis would be a candidate, who himself acknowledged that he had been the candidate for the post of mayor of the New Unity in the municipal elections.

Ķirsis pointed out that there are currently good expectations to create a majority in Riga City Council, which could run until the end of the City Council's mandate in 2025.

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