Reports of Skele's demise exaggerated, say pols

  • 1999-11-18
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - In Latvia's fractured political environment, rumors of feuds, splits, resignations and oustings are nothing exceptional. But surprisingly, recent gossip may not just be wrong - the current government might actually be the most stable in a long time.The latest whispers were first reported by the daily Diena Nov. 9 which quoted anonymous members of the ruling parties saying Prime Minister Andris Skele could be replaced early next year. The pension-law referendum, differences over the budget and a series of high-profile scandals were creating cracks in the coalition, according to the pa...
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