On the one hand, it is extremely unfortunate that Latvia, which is arguably stricken with the worst governance in the entire European Union, loses one of the best presidents in the 27-member bloc. Vaira Vike-Freiberga was the one individual that Latvians could count on to keep the entire corrupt house of cards from falling apart. Seeing that the irresponsible ministers and Parliament were about to spoil the country's repute with NATO and EU, she first refused to sign unnecessary legislation and then called a referendum, a right no head of state has used before. In her final speech before la...
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