The Saeima vote on expressing confidence in the new government is also expected today.
Before the agreement to set up a government, the parties had completed work on a government declaration, a cooperation agreement and a fiscal discipline agreement.
The coalition was informally established about a month after the Saeima elections on October 1, when the cooperation memorandum was signed. However, further negotiations were slow with few significant updates. Two and a half months after the election, Latvia is finally set to have a new government.
The ministerial offices are planned thus:
- Prime Minister – Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (JV)
- Defense Minister – Ināra Mūrniece (NA)
- Foreign Minister – Edgars Rinkēvičs (JV)
- Economics Minister – Ilze Indriksone (NA)
- Finance Minister – Arvils Ašeradens (JV)
- Interior Minister – Māris Kučinskis (AS)
- Education and Science Minister – Anda Čakša (JV)
- Climate and Energy Minister – Raimonds Čudars (JV)
- Culture Minister – Nauris Puntulis (NA)
- Welfare Minister – Evika Siliņa (JV)
- Transport Minister – Jānis Vitenbergs (NA)
- Justice Minister – Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (JV)
- Health Minister – Līga Meņģelsone (AS)
- Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister – Māris Sprindžuks (AS)
- Agriculture Minister – Didzis Šmits (AS).