There was an interesting commentary last week on the Internet portal of the relatively new news magazine Ir. In it, the political scientist Ivars Ijabs chastised those Latvian political parties, media outlets and individuals who have been banging on about some of the people who are hoping to take power in this autumn’s parliamentary election. Specifically, he argues that new status has been granted to “Skele, Slesers and Lembergs” – People’s Party founder Andris Skele, Riga Deputy Mayor Ainars Slesers, and Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, respectively. &ldqu...
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