Riga City Council rejects attempt to remove chief executive
RIGA 's City Council members on Thursday rejected a proposal by the opposition to remove Eriks Skapars, the city's chief executive, for the scandal surrounding the gay parade.
Council members decided to leave Skapars in post with 27 votes against nine.
Ainars Slesers, transport minister and one of the leaders of Latvia's First Party, said Skapars should be removed.
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