NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 2

Political Science

PRESIDENTIAL SUSPENSIVE VETO DECISION-MAKING PRACTICE IN LATVIA: VALDIS ZATLERS AND ANDRIS BĒRZIŅŠ

Inese Āboliņa

ABSTRACT

This paper integrates situational leadership and rational choice approaches to investigate the presidential interaction with the parliament in Latvia. The focus is on the State president Valdis Zatlers (2007-2011) and Andris Bērziņš (2011-2015). The research is about the decision-making process on revised laws. It analysis standard operating procedures from returning laws to the parliament until proclamation of laws. Cross sectional sequential research design analyses and evaluates semi-structured elite interviews with State presidents’ and their legal advisers to reflect on the nature and purpose of revised laws. Study concludes about the necessity of close interaction between the State president and the Parliament for reaching the agreement on the quality of laws. It shows that the State president have tried to impact the quality of laws during the presidency.

KEYWORDS

State president, decision making, network governance, suspensive veto

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-01-0, PRESIDENTIAL SUSPENSIVE VETO DECISION-MAKING PRACTICE IN LATVIA: VALDIS ZATLERS AND ANDRIS BĒRZIŅŠ, 379-388 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B2/V1/51