Latvia nominate ex c banker as next prime minister

LATVIA - Einars Repse, a former head of the Central Bank who campaigned against corruption, was nominated Tuesday to be the next prime minister of the former Soviet republic.

The nomination by President Vaira Vike-Freiberga was expected after Repse's center-right New Era party won the most legislative seats in last month's elections in Latvia, Associated Press reported.

New Era, which has 26 seats, plans to form a government with the center-right First Party, the centrist Green and Farmer's Un