While no miracles can be expected from the same politicians who have mismanaged Latvia since last October's elections, the new coalition at least gives some hope of rational and responsible government. The biggest pity is that nine months crucial to Latvia's development have been wasted.With three large right wing parties now in the same tent, economic reform may no longer be sacrificed to paralyzing compromise. Despite his irksome personality, as the leader of the Parliament's largest party, Andris Skele has a clear mandate from the electorate to rule. And his tendency to step on toes may ...
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