Petty Politics and the Presidency

  • 2015-05-07
  • By Karlis Streips
The term in office of Latvian President Andris Berzins is coming to an end, and, as readers probably know, he has declared that he will not be seeking a second term in office.  That, of course, means that Parliament, the Saeima, will have to come up with someone else.  And that is our topic this week. Two of the Saeima’s smaller parties, the Alliance of Regions and the clumsily named From the Heart for Latvia, have nominated Martins Bondars, a former director of the Presidential Chancery under President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, and Gunars Kutris, a former chi...
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