According to Countryaah.com, with capital city of Riga, Latvia is a country located in Northern Europe with total population of 1,886,209.
After independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Latvia returned in 1993 to the old constitution of 1922. It was later expanded with an addition to basic human rights.
Latvia is a parliamentary-democratic republic and a united state. Legislative power has been added to parliament, Saeima, which has 100 members. They are elected for four (previously three) years and the mandates are allocated according to the ratio method. The government, headed by a prime minister, is based on and is accountable to the assembly. The head of state, the president, is elected by the Assembly for four years, and has a primary primary role.
Politics after independence has been characterized by parliamentary unrest. Many and small parties have made it difficult to create government stability. There has also been a dispute with Russia about borders and disputes over citizenship of Russians and other non-Latvians.
Administratively, Latvia is divided into 26 districts and seven urban areas, all with local elected bodies. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for how LV can stand for Latvia.
The judiciary and legislation are reorganized after independence in 1991. The Supreme Court is the Supreme Court. The judges are appointed by the president and approved by parliament. In addition to lower courts, there is also a Constitutional Court.
Presidents of Latvia
|1990-1993||Anatolia Gorbunovs 1)|
1) Chairman of the 1992 High Council, Acting President 1992-1993.
Prime Ministers of Latvia
|2019-||Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš|