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AKTUELLER BÜRGERMEISTER

Mārtiņš Staķis

Mārtiņš Staķis was born on 4 July 1979 in Tukums. He is the son of Dagnija Staķe, who used to be Latvian Minister of Regional Development and Local Governments. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Latvia with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Management, and also did a management programme at the Helsinki School of Economics.

After graduation, he has been involved in a variety of professional projects. Mr Staķis has worked as a marketing director at...

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EX-BÜRGERMEISTER

Oļegs Burovs

Oļegs Burovs was born on 5 August 1960 in Riga. He has graduated from the Riga Medical School and also holds a degree in Economic and Labor Sociology from the Institute of Social Economics at the Academy of Labor and Social Relations. After Latvia regained its independence, Burovs has worked in a number of government agencies and ministries, including the Ministry of Finance and the Privatization Agency. He has also devoted a significant amount of his life to working in Riga Municipality,...

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EX-BÜRGERMEISTER

Dainis Turlais

Dainis Turlais was born on 24 November 1950 in Madona, Latvia. Between 1992 and 1994 he served as commander of the Latvian National Armed Forces. After retiring from service, he worked as a defense advisor for a short time. In 1995 he became minister of the interior, but was forced to resign in 1997. He has served as a member of parliament on-and-off between 2000 and 2009. In 2009 he was elected as member of the Riga City Council. In 2011 he, among others, participated in the founding of...

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EX-BÜRGERMEISTER

Nils Ušakovs

Mayor of Riga is Nils Ušakovs. He was born in 1976 in the capital. In 1999 he received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Latvia. Later, he lived and studied in Denmark, where he obtained a Master's degree in Economics and European Integration from the University of Southern Denmark. He worked as a journalist until 2005 in different media. His political career began the same year as a member of the Social Democratic Party "Concord". Soon after, he was elected a...