Unraveling Latvia's referendum

  • 2007-05-16
  • Interview by Talis Saule Archdeacon
The number of signatures in the petition for a referendum on Latvia's two highly controversial national security amendments has been tallied, and the overwhelming response has prompted a flurry of criticism, praise, and analysis. Andris Runcis, an associate professor and political analyst at the University of Latvia, told The Baltic Times about the real reasons behind the referendum campaign and discussed what it might mean for the future of politics in Latvia. What do you see as the political consequences of the referendum?Now it is quite hard to say what all of the consequences of the r...
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