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The President of Latvia is head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Latvia. Each president to date, except Gustavs Zemgals and Kārlis Ulmanis, has been elected for a second term. The term of office is four years. Before 1997 it was three years. In the event of the vacancy in the office of the President, the Speaker of the Saeima assumes the duties of the President. For example, after the restoration of Latvian independence, before a new President could be elected, Anatolijs Gorbunovs was acting president from 1991 to 1993.

Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Jānis Čakste Janis Cakste.jpg 1922 1927 Democratic Centre Party
2 Gustavs Zemgals Gustavs Zemgals on Latvia Stamp.jpg 1927 1930 Democratic Centre Party
3 Alberts Kviesis Alberts Kviesis - Latvia Stamp.jpg 1930 1936 Latvian Farmers' Union
4 Kārlis Ulmanis (took office after a Coup d'état) Latvia stamp K.Ulmanis 2001 15l.jpg 1936 1940 Latvian Farmers' Union
Latvian SSR (1940 - 1991)
5 Guntis Ulmanis Guntis Ulmanis 1998.jpg 1993 1999 Latvian Farmers' Union
6 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga Vaira Vike-Freiberga-13062007.jpg 1999 2007 none
7 Valdis Zatlers Zatlers.jpg 2007 term expires in 2011 none

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