Don't rule out the also-rans

  • 1998-09-10
  • By Philip Birzulis
In the penultimate installment of Election Watch, Philip Birzulis takes a loïk at the underdogs.One of the most famous political photographs of all time shows a beaming Harry Truman holding up a newspaper which had wrongly declared his opponent the winner of the 1948 presidential race. Last time around in Latvia, the opinion polls also got the final results disastrously wrong.Both the Democratic Party Saimnieks and the far right People's Movement For Latvia were not predicted to even cross the 5 percent barrier required for parliamentary respresentation, but both ended up with many seats. T...
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