Skele calls it quits, hands over reins of party

  • 2003-01-09
  • Steven C. Johnson
RIGAThree months after leading the People's Party to a respectable third-place finish in the 2002 general election, former Prime Minster Andris Skele brought in the new year by announcing his retirement.Speaking to reporters just before Parliament broke for Christmas holidays, Skele said he would give up his seat on Jan. 14."I think that seven years in politics is long enough," Skele said, adding that he intended to spend more time with his family.The move came one month after Skele resigned as party chairman, handing over the day-to-day control of the party he founded to former Agriculture...
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