|Minister of Justice|
|Assumed office |
23 January 2019
|Prime Minister||Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš|
|Preceded by||Dzintars Rasnačs|
5 July 2012 – 22 January 2014
|Prime Minister||Valdis Dombrovskis|
|Preceded by||Gaidis Bērziņš|
|Succeeded by||Baiba Broka|
|Born||21 June 1967|
Balvi, Latvian SSR
|Political party||National Alliance (2012 – 1 November 2013)|
New Conservative Party (2014 – present)
|Alma mater||University of Latvia|
Jānis Bordāns (born 21 June 1967) is a Latvian politician and lawyer, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Latvia from 2012 to 2014 and since January 2019.
Bordāns served as Minister of Justice in Valdis Dombrovskis' cabinet from July 2012 to January 2014, representing the National Alliance party. He later left the National Alliance and founded the New Conservative Party in May 2014, which he has led since then.
On 7 November 2018, after the 6 October parliamentary election, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis asked Bordāns to form a new coalition government and serve as the next Prime Minister of Latvia. After one week of negotiations, he failed to reach an agreement with his potential coalition partners. In January 2019, he took office for a second term as Minister of Justice in the centre-right coalition cabinet of Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš.
Bordāns graduated Riga Secondary School 39 in 1985. In 1992, he graduated from the University of Latvia and got a Master of Laws degree.
- "Saeima tieslietu ministra amatā ievēl Jāni Bordānu" (in Latvian). Delfi.lv. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- "President Raimonds Vējonis on November 7 opted to nominate New Conservative Party leader Jānis Bordāns for the position of prime minister". lsm.lv. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
- "Latvia to look for new PM candidate after cabinet talks fail". reuters.com. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- Profile in web site of The Central Election Commission of Latvia
- CV in web site of Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia
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