Serving as mayor of any of the three Baltic capitals is largely paradoxical: it can make or break you. Those mayors of the past who failed miserably eventually disappeared from the public eye, while others managed to use the post as a springboard to the prime minister's office. Such are the risks and rewards. At first glance, Aivars Aksenoks 's polite, bookish 's is not a typical mayor, at least not of the biggest city in the Baltics. And with a slim one-seat majority in the City Council, he risks going the route of the faded stars. Though, as he told The Baltic Times this week, he is optim...
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