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Riga mayor calls for vote of no confidence, against himself

Dec 04, 2013
From wire reports, RIGA

Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs  has called an extraordinary Riga City Council meeting today at 5 p.m., where the councilmen will have to hold a vote of confidence on the mayor, LETA reports.

"Taking into consideration the tragic events in Zolitude and the current political turmoil, as well as several right-wing politicians' calls for my resignation, I have decided to myself propose that council members hold a vote of no confidence," says Usakovs,

It follows after up to 1,000 pro and anti Riga mayor supporters rallied outside the town hall on Dec. 3.

More to follow.

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