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Latvian Defense Minister - a woman-journalist

January 5 2006

January 5 Latvian parliamentary majority approved as defense minister 35-year-old Linda Murniece, representative of right-wing party "New Era". She became the third woman in Latvia, which currently holds leadership positions in the country after President Vaira Vike-Freiberga and the Speaker of the Saeima, Ingrida Udre.


"Already, 17 percent. Servicemen - a woman, and it is a good indicator. I'm very proud of it. Also for the men serving in the army very well that they compete with women. This encourages men to look after themselves and excel in service" - said on the eve of the election of journalists Linda Murniece. On Education it is a journalist, and until recently headed the anti-corruption commission in the Diet, ITAR-TASS.

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