Kristopans quits, political spectrum in flux

  • 1999-07-08
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - After nine controversial months in the top job, Latvian Prime Minister Vilis Kristopans resigned July 5 over alleged disloyalty by members of his coalition government. In the wake of his departure, the main political factions are trying to realign themselves into a new administration.Parliament approved Kristopans' ruling coalition, comprising his Latvia's Way faction, the nationalist For Fatherland and Freedom, and the New Party, also backed by the tacit support of the Social Democrats, a month after the October 3 elections last year. However, almost from day one the arrangement was...
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