Ainārs Šlesers

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Ainārs Šlesers
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Minister for Transport of Latvia
In office
7 November 2006 – 12 March 2009
Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis
Ivars Godmanis
Preceded by Krišjānis Peters
Succeeded by Kaspars Gerhards
In office
9 March 2004 – 17 March 2006
Prime Minister Indulis Emsis
Aigars Kalvītis
Preceded by Roberts Zīle
Succeeded by Krišjānis Peters
Minister for the Economy of Latvia
In office
26 November 1998 – 10 May 1999
Prime Minister Vilis Krištopans
Preceded by Laimonis Strujevičs
Succeeded by Ingrīda Ūdre
Personal details
Born (1970-01-22) 22 January 1970 (age 47)
Riga, Latvia
Political party New Party (1998–2002)
Latvia's First Party (2002–2007)
Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way (2007–2011)
United for Latvia (2013–present)
Spouse(s) Inese Šlesere

Ainārs Šlesers (born 22 January 1970, Riga) is a Latvian businessman and politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Latvia, as well as Deputy Mayor of Riga. He was the leader of the LPP/LC and was a Deputy of the 7th (from the New Party), 8th, 9th and 10th Saeima (Latvian Parliament), as well as the Minister of Economics in the cabinet of Vilis Krištopans (1998-1999),[1] Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Einars Repse and Indulis Emsis (2002-2004),[2] Minister of Transport in the cabinet of Indulis Emsis, Aigars Kalvītis and Ivars Godmanis (2004-2009)[3] and Deputy Mayor of Riga in 2009-2010. He is married and has five children.

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