Rīga municipal elections will now take place August 29

The extraordinary Riga City Council election will be postponed until August 29, and not September 5 as previously indicated, reported the LETA newswire Aoril 9.

Saeima will have to take the final decision on the matter, however.

This is not the first time the government has moved the election date to a later time. The election, originally scheduled for April 25, was first put off until June 6.

The latest amendments submitted to the government by the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry stipulate that the snap election will be held on August 29, even though ruling coalition parties earlier this week agreed that the election would be held on September 5.

According to the government's latest decision, the Central Election Commission (CVK) will have to officially announce the election on July 7, though it quickly tweeted confirmation that August 29 is now the date in the frame.

As reported, Saeima decided to dissolve the Riga City Council at the beginning of 2020.

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