As always, the interlude between the election and skirmishing for coalition spots was brief. But hopefully voters in Latvia’s Sept. 17 polls found a moment to give themselves a pat on the back. Despite continuing economic hardship and a campaign in which some politicians and journalists set new lows for cynicism and dishonesty, Latvians have chosen a Saeima that looks to be more responsible and ethical than its unfortunate predecessor. Latvia is maturing as a democracy and its society is far more resilient than may appear from afar.Of course, the country’s troubles are f...
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