According to the College Board, there are 2 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Latvia. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university. The following test centers administer one or more of 2019 and 2020 SAT tests in Latvia.
2019 – 2020 SAT Test Dates in Latvia
- March 9, 2019
- May 4, 2019
- June 1, 2019
- August 24, 2019
- October 5, 2019
- November 2, 2019
- December 7, 2019
- March 14, 2020
- May 2, 2020
- June 6, 2020
- August 29, 2020
- October 3, 2020
- November 7, 2020
- December 5, 2020
SAT Testing Centers in Latvia
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- GLOBALSCIENCELLC: Modern history of Latvia from World War I to today, covering all major events on politics, economy, society, and technology.
Regaining independence and recent developments – Latvia since 1991
On January 20, 1991, Soviet OMON units (special forces) attempted to take power by force while attacking the Riga Interior Ministry. After the failure of the Moscow August coup, Latvia declared its independence on August 21, 1991. The first parliamentary elections after regaining sovereignty took place on June 5/6, 1993. In July 1993 G. Ulmanis (Latvia’s Peasant Union) was elected President (re-election 1996). On August 31, 1994, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Latvia was completed. The parliamentary elections in 1995 and 1998 were followed by frequent changes of government. Check petwithsupplies to see Typical Latvia.
On June 17, 1999, the independent scientist V. Vike-Freiberga became elected President (took office on July 8th, 1999; re-elected in 2003). In December 1999 she signed a controversial language law for the protection and promotion of the Latvian language, against the restrictive first version of which she had initially vetoed. Under their influence and also under the influence of international demands (including the EU, the OSCE and NATO), Parliament finally approved a revision of the electoral law in May 2002 (removal of the language clause according to which a good knowledge of Latvian was previously necessary for an election candidate, and thus Facilitating the participation of representatives of the Russian-speaking minority in national and regional elections).
The parliamentary elections on October 5, 2002 were won by the New Era party (JL), newly founded by former central bank president E. Repse, with 23.9% of the vote; the coalition government formed by Repse broke up in February 2004. The chairman of the »Union of Greens and Farmers« Indulis Emsis (* 1952) was the first »green« head of government in Europe to form a minority government, which only existed until October 2004. The new prime minister was Aigars Kalvitis (* 1966; People’s Party, TP) appointed; he formed a center-right government from TP, JL, “Union of Greens and Peasants” and the First Party of Latvia (LPP). During a government crisis, the JL left the coalition in April 2006, thereby losing its parliamentary majority; then Kalvitis headed a minority cabinet.
In the parliamentary elections on October 7, 2006, the People’s Party (TP) emerged as the strongest force with 19.6% of the vote. It left its previous coalition partner, the »Union of Greens and Peasants« (ZSS, 16.7%), behind, which, however, almost doubled its share of the vote compared to the last election in 2002 (9.4%). The New Era (JL) accounted for only 16.4% (–7.4 percentage points). The confirmation of the center-right spectrum by the voters enabled A. Kalvitis again to form a coalition government. TP, ZSS, LPP, the “Union for Fatherland and Freedom” (TB / LNNK) and the “Latvian Way” (LC) party took part in the cabinet, which was confirmed by Parliament on November 7, 2006. On May 31, 2007, the parliament elected (with 58 votes out of 100) the candidate supported by the government coalition, the doctor V. Zatlers , as the new President (took office on July 7, 2007). In August 2007, LPP and LC merged into one party (LPP / LC). Several political scandals and questionable government decisions (culminating in the temporary suspension of the director of the anti-corruption agency in October / November 2007, whose office was investigating the election campaign funding of the ruling parties) led to mass protests in the capital Riga on October 18. and November 3, 2007 and a – albeit failed – vote of no confidence in the coalition cabinet on October 23, 2007. In view of the fragile situation, in which there were also several resignations of government members, Prime Minister Kalvitis the resignation of his cabinet on December 5, 2007. His successor was the LPP / LC politician Ivars Godmanis (* 1951) was elected.
In 2008 Latvia was hit hard by the international financial market crisis and steered into a massive recession. The IMF and the EU granted the country an emergency loan to help it overcome the economic crisis. In return, the government implemented extensive austerity measures and increased taxes. To prevent the collapse of the country’s second largest bank, the Parex Bank, the Godmani government partially nationalized the institute on November 9, 2008 (majority takeover).
The first drastic wage cuts in the private and public sectors led to massive protests in January 2009; i.a. violent clashes broke out in Riga. Prime Minister Godmanis resigned on February 20, 2009 after TP and ZZS withdrew their support. He was succeeded in March 2009 by V. Dombrovskis at the head of a coalition of JL, TP; ZZS, TB / LNNK and »Citizens’ Union« (PS).
The party alliance »Unity« led by Dombrovskis (JL, PS and »Society for Another Politics« [SCP]) became the strongest parliamentary force in the elections on October 2, 2010 with 33 out of 100 seats. Dombrovskis formed a coalition with the “Union of Greens and Peasants” and continued government work. On May 30, 2011, President Zatlers initiated the dissolution of the parliament after disputes with parliament about measures against corruption of parliamentarians. On June 2, 2011, this elected the former banker A. Bērziņš in place of Zatlers the new head of state. On July 23, 2011, a majority of the population voted in a referendum for an early dissolution of parliament and thus for new elections. These took place on September 17, 2011 and were won by the pro-Russian alliance »Center of Harmony« (SC; consisting of the Social Democratic Party »Harmony« [SDSP] and the Latvian Socialist Party [LSP]) (31 out of 100 mandates). The second strongest force in parliament immediately became the newly founded »Zatlers’ Reform Party« (ZRP) with 22 seats. The former alliance »Unity« (V), which has since been registered as a party, was only able to win 20 seats. Dombrovskis formed a new government coalition with the parties V, ZRP and the national alliance that emerged from the parties “Union for Fatherland and Freedom” and “Everything for Latvia”. The formation of a government was made more difficult because six MPs split off from the ZRP parliamentary group. The new cabinet was confirmed by Parliament on October 25, 2011. The parties TP and LPP / LC dissolved in 2011.
In a language referendum on February 18, 2012, almost 75% of Latvians voted against the introduction of Russian as the second official language. In the same year “Zatlers’ Reform Party” was renamed Reform Party (RP). On November 21, 2013, 54 people were killed when the roof of a shopping center collapsed in Riga. Prime Minister Dombrovskis then submitted his resignation on November 27, 2013. The previous Agriculture Minister L. Straujuma from the »Unity« party formed a new cabinet with the previous governing parties and the »Union of Greens and Peasants«. This was the first time that a woman became the head of the Latvian government. Your cabinet was confirmed by Parliament on January 22nd, 2014.