Saeima elections - feeling the pressure
- By Viesturs Janis Drupa
On October 4, Latvia will hold elections for its 12th Saeima to elect 100 new deputies from thirteen political parties represented on ballots. What makes this election different is seeing what course the electorate will take based on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The recent Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea, and the support of breakaway rebels in eastern Ukraine, has uneased the Baltic States.Like Ukraine, the Baltic States have a sizeble ethnic Russian population that has been largely sympathetic toward Moscow. Russian actions in Ukraine have raised Latvia’s securi...
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