The Post-Soviet Hangover

  • 2010-10-27
  • By Karlis Streips
It should have been an entirely simple process, just as it was four years ago.  The political parties and alliances which formed the government in advance of the October 2 election were all re-elected, from which could have sprung the notion that they could just keep on chugging along.  Of course, proportions changed – the Unity alliance nabbed a larger number of seats than its constituent parts had before the election, but all in all, it could ensure a comfortable majority in Parliament just by regrouping with the Greens and Farmers alliance (ZZS), and an even more comfo...
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