"Par Labu Latviju" splits

  • 2011-02-09
  • TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian centre-right political party "Par Labu Latviju" (For a Good Latvia) has begun to split apart as numerous businessmen announced they would no longer align themselves with the party.

PLL was a coalition of numerous dying parties that was formed ahead of last year's elections. The party is composed of two of the country's three "oligarchs", Ainars Slesers and Andris Skele, combined with some of the country's leading businessmen.

Some of the party's businessmen began to peel away. The businessmen said now that they have won seats in the country's parliament, it would be easier for them to accomplish their objectives on their own.