Latvia: Vilnis Kirsis set to be appointed acting mayor of Riga

Latvia’s Riga City Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on 5 July 2023, following the resignation of mayor Martins Stakis, LETA reports. The meeting plans to appoint deputy mayor Vilnis Kirsis (New Unity) as the acting mayor of Riga. Deputy mayor Linda Ozola (Code for Riga) supported the appointment of Kirsis as acting mayor until a new one is elected. Also, the city council will discuss replacing the head of an investigative committee looking into possible violations in the city council’s transport department. Kirsis proposed that a representative of the city council’s legal affairs office be appointed to lead the investigation.