Gaidis Bērziņš

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Gaidis Bērziņš
12.Saeimas deputāts Gaidis Bērziņš (15364092223).jpg
Gaidis Bērziņš in 2014
Minister for Justice of Latvia
In office
25 October 2011 – 21 Juni 2012
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis
Preceded by Aigars Štokenbergs
Succeeded by Jānis Bordāns
In office
7 November 2006 – 12 March 2009
Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis (2006–07)
Ivars Godmanis (2007–09)
Preceded by Guntars Grīnvalds
Succeeded by Mareks Segliņš
Co-chairman of the National Alliance
Assumed office
23 July 2011
Serving with Raivis Dzintars
Personal details
Born 20 October 1970
Soviet Union Riga, Latvian SSR
Nationality Latvia Latvian
Political party National Alliance
Other political
affiliations
For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK (until 2011)
Spouse(s) Denēza Bērziņa
Alma mater University of Latvia
Profession Jurist

Gaidis Bērziņš (born 20 October 1970 in Riga) is a Latvian politician, lawyer, and university lecturer in law.[1] He is former Minister for Justice of Latvia and co-chair of the National Alliance, along with Raivis Dzintars.

After the 2006 election, he was appointed the Minister for Justice, taking the office on 7 November 2006 and holding it until 12 March 2009. Bērziņš was elected to the 2010 election as one of two For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK representatives on the joint National Alliance list that the party shared with All For Latvia!. When the National Alliance became a unitary party, Bērziņš became co-chair, along with Raivis Dzintars.

The 2011 election saw the National Alliance gain six seats, after which the party formed a centre-right coalition with Zatlers' Reform Party, and Unity. Bērziņš was appointed Minister for Justice once again. He took office on the 25 October 2011.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Straumanis, Andris (25 October 2011). "Saeima confirms new government". Latvians Online. Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.