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Latvia's first female prime minister sworn in

23.01.14 @ 09:32

  1. By EUOBSERVER

The Latvian parliament on Wednesday approved the country's first woman prime minister, Laimdota Straujuma, a 62-year-old veteran civil servant and agriculture minister since October 2011. "My government will be a continuity government," she told parliament. Latvia became the 18th member of the eurozone on 1 January.

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