Here we go again

  • 2014-10-01
  • By Karlis Streips
In case you didn’t notice it before, the first pages of this issue of The Baltic Times have informed you that a parliamentary election is once again upon us here in Latvia. Thirteen parties are vying for the vote, most of them with no hope whatsoever of overcoming the 5 percent vote barrier that must be crossed in order to win any seats in Parliament at all. The campaign has been rather lacklustre, in large part because television advertising has been banned for the month before the poll – quite a blessing for those who were once sick and tired of being battered over the head...
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