Latvian parliament elects defence minister Vejonis as president

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Latvia\’s parliament on Wednesday elected Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis as the Baltic state\’s new president with 55 of its 100 legislators backing the Green party politician in a secret ballot.
"I\’ll do my best to continue my work to improve Latvia\’s security and promote the welfare of the country as a whole," the 48-year-old Vejonis told parliament after the result of the fifth round of voting was announced.
SOURCE: AFP
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