Expert: Riga government is getting younger

In Riga City Council there is a generational change, said politologist Ojārs Skudra in an interview with Latvian Television August 31.

When asked what had been surprising regarding Riga City Council's extraordinary elections last weekend, Skudra acknowledged that a slight surprise had been the very persuasive victory of the Development/For!/Progressives party.

“Speaking of the newly elected and new factions, I would like to note that, in fact, there has been a generational change in the Riga City Council,” Skudra said.

The politologist said that according to his calculations, the average age of Development/For!/Progressives faction deputy after rounding is around 39, New Conservative Party – 43, National Alliance and Latvian Association of Regions – 45 years.

“And then there are all the other factions, representatives of the Soviet generation (..) this average age of the Development/For!/Progressives faction, which marks a generational shift in politics, could be called a pleasant surprise,” Skudra said.

He noted though that many of the new deputies elected to Riga City Council have little political experience.

 

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