Rulers want few changes to the rules

  • 1999-01-21
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - With its numerous parties and awkward coalitions, it might appear that Latvia's political system is in need of a major overhaul. Those in power, however, maintain that a bit of fine tuning will do the trick.In last year's election campaign, fringe parties offered a potpouri of suggestions for constitutional change. One of these, the idea of having a president elected by the people, has gained media attention in the last few years and was recently picked up by one of the parliamentary factions.Social Democrat leader Janis Adamsons said Jan. 6 that some sections of the constitution are...
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