Minister of Regional Development and Local Governments Edgars Zalans of Latvia

Young PM candidate draws harsh criticismDec 12, 2007By Talis Saule ArchdeaconBOY WONDER: Zalans said his meeting with Zatlers, also a political neophyte, helped him gain experience in politics at the national level.
Since being nominated to replace the outgoing Aigars Kalvitis, Zalans has drawn harsh criticism for a lack of experience, openly expressing distrust toward the media and taking leadership courses at a seminar of questionable repute.
newspapers in case their “negative” comments upset him.
Zalans has been proposed as new premier by the People's Party.