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Three confirmed for presidential shot
All three declared presidential candidates - European Court of Justice Judge Egils Levits, Chief Ombudsman Juris Jansons and MP Didzis Šmits (KPV LV party) – meet the legislative requirements and may run for the position, said Saeima mandates, ethics and submissions committee chairwoman Janina-Kursite Pakule (National Alliance) May 22.
Honest parliamentary vote for president rejected

The Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) political party on July 10 rejected a proposal by the Unity party to have the Latvian president elected in an open vote in the parliament, Edvards Smiltens, the deputy chairman of the Unity, told the press after the meeting of the ruling coalition parties.

President calls for non-citizens to naturalize

It's time to stop making children born in Latvia non-citizens, said Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis on May 6 at a Latgale Congress event in Daugavpils. He called for non-citizens to naturalize as well, reported Latvian Radio.

President to resume duties next week

On March 30 Latvia's president Raimonds Vējonis will be resuming his presidential duties in full, three months after undergoing heart surgery, reported LSM Wednesday.

President Vējonis to leave hospital

President Raimonds Vējonis, who underwent major heart surgery a month ago, is to leave hospital this weekend and continue his rehabilitation at the Vaivari rahabilitation center, the presidential press office announced Thursday.