Crunching Latvia's political numbers

  • 1998-11-05
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - Is the new Parliament representative of the wider community? Decide for yourself from the following stats about the new MPs, Latvia's hottest 100:¥ There are 17 women in the new legislature, an increase from just eight last time. With three female deputies out of eight, the New Party is the most gender balanced. With zero out of 16, the National Harmony Party is the least.¥ Not surprisingly, the most common education background is law, which has honed the minds of 12 deputies. Ten MPs have studied engineering or qualified to become teachers; eight are medical practitioners; seven are...
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