Sometimes it seems the phrase "stuck in a rut" could have been invented to describe Latvia's ruling elite. The government meltdown produced by Vilis Kristopans' resignation has brought the political situation back to where it was before last October's elections, with not much to show for the intervening nine months. When the Parliament votes on the new language law this week, a similar sense of deja vu will prevail, because so little has been learned from the referendum liberalizing the citizenship law.The message from that vote, also held last polling day, was that a majority of citizens ...
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