Latvia forms minority government

  • 1998-12-03
  • Steven C. Johnson
RIGA - After nearly two months of negotiations, the Parliament finally approved a new government Nov. 26, but the party that won the most seats in the Oct. 3 elections was left in opposition.The new government of Prime Minister Vilis Kristopans of Latvia's Way also includes the centrist New Party and the right-wing For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK.But by excluding the People's Party of former Premier Andris Skele, it commands just 46 of the Parliament's 100 votes. The People's Party with 24 seats, won the largest representation in the Parliament at the Oct. 3 polls.President Guntis Ulmanis h...
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