The Seimas of the Republic of Latvia approved the new composition of the coalition government, headed by Evika Silina. In the previous composition, she was the Minister of Welfare and the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in parliament. For the first time in recent decades, the government will include left-wing liberals, but there will be no conservative nationalists. The BBC reports this.
The coalition cabinet of ministers included three parties: “New Unity” (center-right), “Union of Greens and Peasants” (center-right) and “Progressive” (liberalism, human rights).
Leftist and liberal values have so far either not been represented in the ruling coalition, or coexisted there alongside conservative nationalists. This was the reason why Latvia did not ratify the Istanbul Convention against Domestic Violence and refused to legalize same-sex partnerships.