Factual, emotional or formal? Evaluating November 18 presidential speeches

  • 2012-11-14
  • By Karina Oborune
The socio-economic consequences of a crisis lead to discussion about the role of the president in Latvia, and an evaluation of the advantages of presidentialism, which would mean asking more responsibility from the state leader.No doubt, the speech of November 18, Latvia’s independence Day, can have an impact on society and the political processes. This year President Andris Berzins will give his address for the second time, but if we look back into history, we could find that last year he used the same words as President Guntis Ulmanis in 1997: “Let us help those who cann...
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