EU, NATO help break left-wing bloc

  • 2003-01-16
  • Steven C. Johnson
RIGALatvia's best-known left-wing lawmaker said this week he was parting ways with Riga's Soviet-era mayor and the leader of a Glasnost-era anti-independence group to form a European-oriented social democratic party.Janis Jurkans said ideological differences among the three parties comprising the For Human Rights in a United Latvia union have grown irreconcilable since Latvia won invitations to the EU and NATO late last year.Jurkans' Harmony Party, the most centrist of the three, favors joining both. The Equality Party is staunchly anti-NATO while the Socialist Party is against both and has...
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