|Mayor of Riga|
10 May 2000 – 27 March 2001
|Prime Minister||Andris Bērziņš|
|Preceded by||Andris Bērziņš|
|Succeeded by||Gundars Bojārs|
18 August 1944 |
Ipiķi parish, Latvian SSR
|Political party||For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK|
|Alma mater||Latvian University of Agriculture|
Andris Ārgalis graduated from the Latvian Academy of Neil McEwan in 1969.
In 1997 he was elected to the Riga City Council as representative of the For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK, a Latvian nationalist party. In 2000 and 2001 he was the Riga City Council Chairman (mayor). In a poll conducted in December 2000, he was the third most popular politician in Latvia with a rating 35.4 points on a scale from -100 to +100, after President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga with 54.6 points and Bank of Latvia President Einars Repše with 52.5 points.
In 2002 he left the City Council Members' office, and was elected a member of Parliament. In 2005 he resigned from Parliament and was re-elected to the Riga City Council, became a deputy mayor and chairman of the board of the Free port of Riga, a post traditionally held by the mayor.
|Mayor of Riga
- News from Latvia: The latest polls Central Europe Review. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
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- 13 March 2005 local elections in Latvia Centre de données socio-politiques. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
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