“I will do everything in my power to promote the welfare of the Latvian state and its citizens. I will observe and respect the Latvian Constitution and the laws of the state. I will treat everyone fairly and perform my duties to the best of my ability.” way possible,” said the President.
On the same day, observers specify, Rinkevich will receive the highest state awards, lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and the grave of the first Latvian president, Janis Cakste, and then, at a symbolic ceremony in the square in front of Riga. Castle, he will receive the key to the Riga Castle from the former president, where at the second noon there will be a reception on the occasion of Rinkevich’s inauguration.
Local analysts recall that Edgar Rinkevich, who traditionally takes an anti-Russian position, graduated from the University of Latvia’s Faculty of History and Philosophy, National Resources Strategy Faculty of the US National Defense University after several years as a journalist, he entered the civil service. Since 1995, he served in the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then headed the presidential office, and in 2011 again headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On May 31, 2023, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) elected Rinkevics as State President. 52 deputies voted for him: the Nueva Unidad party, which nominated him for high office, and opposition parties, including the Union of Greens and Farmers and Progressives.