Laimdota Straujuma to be Latvia's first female prime minister


Monday 06 January 2014 19:50 GMT
Laimdota Straujuma
Laimdota Straujuma (Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images)

The Baltic state of Latvia is poised to get its first female prime minister after the President and leading parliamentary parties agreed on a single candidate.

Laimdota Straujuma is currently the Agriculture Minister and was not a member of any party until joining the Unity party over the weekend.



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