The 11th Saeima (parliamentary) election in Latvia is now history. Five parties and alliances won seats, all of the others fell far, far short of the 5 percent vote barrier. Only one, the so-called Slesers Reform Party, won a bit more than 2 percent of the vote, which means that it will have access to state financing next year, but the result was so pathetic that Slesers himself has spoken of the possible liquidation of his party altogether. That would be no great loss, given that Slesers is one of the most nepotistic demagogues that this country has ever seen, but one way or another, Pa...
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