Ulmanis inches government closer: President calls on Kristopans to form coalition

  • 1998-11-05
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - President Guntis Ulmanis nudged Latvia's political deadlock a little closer to resolution on Nov. 3, when he called on Vilis Kristopans to form a government. However, at the end of the first session of the new Parliament, continued factional bickering means its approval is far from certain.The president indicated his preference after no party could muster a workable coalition after the Oct. 3 polls. Kristopans advanced his claim on the premiership when the Latvia's Way party, which he leads, announced Nov. 2, that it had struck a deal with For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK and the New ...
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