Latvia’s prime minister has handed in her resignation.
Laimdota Straujuma said Monday she is stepping down after only two years in office because “new ideas are needed.” Her resignation follows in-fighting within her center-right ruling coalition. Further details about her resignation were not provided.
President Raimonds Vejonis said he would hold discussions with all political parties before choosing someone to promptly form a new government because of the “escalation of the security situation in Europe.”
Latvia is a member of both NATO and the European Union.
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