Andris Ārgalis

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Andris Ārgalis
Mayor of Riga
In office
10 May 2000 – 27 March 2001
Prime Minister Andris Bērziņš
Preceded by Andris Bērziņš
Succeeded by Gundars Bojārs
Personal details
Born (1944-08-18) 18 August 1944 (age 72)
Ipiķi parish, Latvian SSR (Now Rūjiena Municipality, Latvia)
Nationality Latvian
Political party For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK
Alma mater Latvian University of Agriculture

Andris Ārgalis (born August 18, 1944) is a Latvian politician. He was the mayor of Riga from 2000 to 2001.

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.[1]

In 2002 he left the City Council Members' office, and was elected a member of Parliament.[2] 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.[3]

Preceded by
Andris Bērziņš
Mayor of Riga
Succeeded by
Gundars Bojārs


  1. ^ News from Latvia: The latest polls Central Europe Review. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
  2. ^ REPUBLIC OF LATVIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS OF 5 OCTOBER 2002 Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
  3. ^ 13 March 2005 local elections in Latvia Centre de données socio-politiques. Retrieved 11 March 2009.