Gloom, threat, and hope

  • 2010-05-12
  • By Ivars Ijabs
The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of the independence of Latvia on the 4th of May provided a brief sense of unity for many Latvian citizens. Most politicians, however, didn’t experience anything like that. The reason for that is simple. The specter of parliamentary elections is haunting Latvia. Although October 2 is still far away, the main protagonists have already started to discredit each other publicly. As if the rather critical economic situation was not enough to make people unhappy, quarrelling politicians make things even worse. Most of them try to ...
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