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The Government of Latvia is the central government of the Republic of Latvia. The Constitution of Latvia (Satversme) outlines the nation as a parliamentary republic represented by a unicameral parliament (Saeima) and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, which form the executive branch of the Government of Latvia.
Since the early 2000s cabinet meetings in Latvia have been open to the public. In June 2013, the Latvian government became one of the first in Europe to offer live internet broadcasts of cabinet meetings.
Current Cabinet of Ministers
The incumbent cabinet is the Kučinskis cabinet since 11 February 2016. On 7 December 2015 Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma resigned, which forced negotiations for a new government. The Second Straujuma cabinet served as a caretaker government until the new cabinet was sworn in.
List of governments
|Government||Dates||Prime Minister||Coalition parties|
|1st||Godmanis I||7 May 1990 – 3 August 1993||Ivars Godmanis||LTF, LC|
|2nd||Birkavs||3 August 1993 – 19 September 1994||Valdis Birkavs||LC, LZS, LZP|
|3rd||Gailis||19 September 1994 – 21 December 1995||Māris Gailis||LC, TPA, LZS, LZP, TB|
|4th||Šķēle I||21 December 1995 – 13 February 1997||Andris Šķēle||DPS, TB, LC, LNNK, LZS, LZP, LVP|
|5th||Šķēle II||13 February 1997 – 7 August 1997||Andris Šķēle||DPS, TB, LC, LNNK, LZS, LZP, KDS|
|6th||Krasts||7 August 1997 – 26 November 1998||Guntars Krasts||TB/LNNK, LC, LZS, LZP, DPS, KTP|
|7th||Krištopans||26 November 1998 – 16 July 1999||Vilis Krištopans||LC, TB, JP, LSDSP|
|8th||Šķēle III||16 July 1999 – 5 May 2000||Andris Šķēle||TP, LC, TB/LNNK|
|9th||Bērziņš||5 May 2000 – 7 November 2002||Andris Bērziņš||LC, TP, TB/LNNK, JP|
|10th||Repše||7 November 2002 – 9 March 2004||Einars Repše||JL, ZZS, TB/LNNK, LPP|
|11th||Emsis||9 March 2004 – 2 December 2004||Indulis Emsis||ZZS, TP, LPP|
|12th||Kalvītis I||2 December 2004 – 7 November 2006||Aigars Kalvītis||TP, ZZS, LPP, JL|
|13th||Kalvītis II||7 November 2006 – 20 December 2007||Aigars Kalvītis||TP, ZZS, LPP/LC, TB/LNNK|
|14th||Godmanis II||20 December 2007 – 12 March 2009||Ivars Godmanis||LPP/LC, TP, ZZS, TB/LNNK|
|15th||Dombrovskis I||12 March 2009 – 3 November 2010||Valdis Dombrovskis||JL, TP, ZZS, TB/LNNK, PS|
|16th||Dombrovskis II||3 November 2010 – 25 October 2011||Valdis Dombrovskis||Unity, ZZS|
|17th||Dombrovskis III||25 October 2011 – 22 January 2014||Valdis Dombrovskis||Unity, RP, NA|
|18th||Straujuma I||22 January 2014 – 5 November 2014||Laimdota Straujuma||Unity, RP, NA, ZZS|
|19th||Straujuma II||5 November 2014 – 11 February 2016||Laimdota Straujuma||Unity, NA, ZZS|
|20th||Kučinskis||11 February 2016 – present day||Māris Kučinskis||Unity, NA, ZZS|
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