Breaking free: Zatlers' first week in office

  • 2007-07-18
  • Interview by Talis Saule Archeadon
Newly elected Latvian President Valdis Zatlers has just finished his first few days in office, already showing indications of a much anticipated political break with the ruling coalition. The Baltic Times met up with prominent political scientist Veiko Spolitis to discuss the president's first moves in office, his role in domestic and international politics, and the process of political change.How do you think Zatlers has done in his first week?First of all, whenever we have a new president who has only been in office for one week, it is hard to tell. But considering all the preceding...
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