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Sparitis elected Academy of Sciences president

Ojars Sparitis. Photo: Ieva Čika/LETA.
RIGA, Nov 29  - The Latvian Academy of Sciences convened for a general meeting, electing Doctor of Arts and Humanities Ojars Sparitis as its new president.
144 member voted for Sparitis, 41 were against.
According to the regulations of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, its president is elected for four years and up to two consecutive terms.
As reported, another candidate - Doctor of Physics Ivars Lacis - previously withdraw his candidacy.

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