Māris Kučinskis is a Latvian politician and the current Prime Minister of Latvia.
University of Latvia.
On 13 January 2016 he was nominated to replace Laimdota Straujuma as the Prime Minister of Latvia, coming after her resignation the previous December. He was nominated by State President Raimonds Vējonis, and his cabinet was approved by the Saeima on 11 February.
At present he is a member of the Liepāja Party and the Union of Greens and Farmers alliance.
He was first elected a Deputy of the Saeima in 2002 and was a member of the People"s Party and the Foreign a Good Latvia electoral alliance. He is the first Prime Minister not to be a member of the Unity Party or one of its predecessors since 2009, and the first from the ZZS since 2004.