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Latvia - Speaker of Parliament


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by Željko Heimer, 8 April 2002 and Zachary Harden, 29 January 2013

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The Saeima is the parliament of Latvia. According to this page the flag used by the speaker of the Saeima in a traveling car or an office space, this flag is used. It is similar to the Prime Minister flag, with the exception the coat of arms is placed on the top-fly end instead of the top-hoist end. No construction details were discussed, but I would not doubt it is similar to other Latvian flags we have seen.
Zachary Harden, 29 January 2013

Law about flags of President, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Parliament adopted by Parliament 8, June 1995 and confirmed by President 17, June 1995.
Official description (if somebody understand Latvian):
"2. pants. (1) Saeimas priekssedetaja karogs ir balts ar taisno krustu valsts karoga krasu sameros. Karoga augseja labaja laukuma valsts lielais gerbonis. Gerbona augstums ir 5/6 no laukuma augstuma, gerbona vairoga saules centrs ir laukuma centra. Valsts krasu platums pret karoga platumu ir 1 : 5. Karoga garuma un platuma attieciba ir 3 : 2".
I dont sure, but probably it means: ratio 3:2, width of the cross = 1/5 of the flag height, height of the coat of arms = 5/6 of the flag height, center of the sun (inside the coat of arms) = center of the white rectangle.
Victor Lomantsov, 29 January 2013

The legislation was found at and height of the coat of arms is 5/6 of the white rectangle area of the flag. The cross (based from the national flag) is 1/5th the width of the overall flag.
Zachary Harden, 29 January 2013

Not adding much, but here are some photographs: Desk flag, Large flag (A rarity, as there seems to be a preference for sinister draped flags.) Reverse.
At least, enough to show that the arms on the reverse is image equal. This is the sight seen most often. I wonder if the fact that the arms show in that side's top left would have something to do with that.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 January 2013