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.
❗️Rīgas domes vēlēšanas plānots pārcelt uz š.g. 29.augustu.— CVK_zinas (@CVK_zinas) April 9, 2020
?Šodien @Brivibas36 apstiprināja @VARAM_Latvija sagatavotos grozījumus Rīgas domes atlaišanas likumā.
?Izmaiņas likumā vēl jāapstiprina Saeimā.
Vairāk: https://t.co/ai42l88Qao pic.twitter.com/D1qNXvzLjU
As reported, Saeima decided to dissolve the Riga City Council at the beginning of 2020.