- By Karlis Streips
2 By Karlis StreipsIn the past he has been economics minister and transportation minister, as well as deputy mayor of Riga. He had a great deal to do with the reason why, in 2011, then Latvian President Valdis Zatlers sacked Parliament and ensured a snap election in which his party lost all of its seats. And now he wants to return to Parliament in this October’s election.Those who follow Latvian politics will understand that I am referring to a man called Ainars Slesers. He’s been quite the disaster in the past, engaging in radical nepotism while serving as a minist...
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