The new “Reform” parties: more questions than answers

  • 2011-08-10
  • By Karlis Streips
There are going to be two parties standing for office in this autumn’s snap parliamentary election which contain the word “reform” in their names. The first is the Zatlers Reform Party (ZRP), which has been established by former Latvian President Valdis Zatlers. Readers will recall that shortly before the Saeima refused to re-elect him, President Zatlers proposed the dissolution of Parliament, and that a referendum on the subject led to a crushing defeat of the idea that the current 100 MPs should remain in office.For the time being (and there is really not all tha...
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