Nearly four months after parliamentary elections held on October 6, 2018, the Latvian parliament or Saeima on January 23 finally approved a new government, reports.

The five-party coalition will be headed by Latvian-American dual citizen Krišjānis Kariņš, until recently a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), and will consist of his own New Unity party plus the New Conservatives, the Development/For! alliance, the National Alliance plus most of the KPV LV party. Though the parties in some cases make uneasy bedfellows, broadly speaking the coalition might be characterized as center-right in character. 

61 Saeima deputies voted in favor of the government and 39 voted against.