Government likely to survive confidence vote

  • 1999-05-20
  • By Steven C. Johnson
RIGA - After a week's worth of accusations and political turmoil, the Latvian government says it will still be standing when the dust of a May 20 no-confidence vote settles."We thought the opposition was much stronger, with all these rumors of secret supporters in Latvia's Way and For Fatherland and Freedom, but I think this no-confidence vote will fail," said Latvia's Way member Indulis Berzins, the deputy speaker of the Parliament.Entering the week, the government's future looked as precarious as ever. On May 11, Kristopans fired Economics Minister Ainars Slesers, a member of the New Part...
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