Jurkans, Harmony Party out on their own

  • 2003-02-20
RIGAThe People's Harmony Party voted at a party congress Feb. 15 to withdraw from a three-party left-wing alliance to form a new European-style social democratic party in Latvia with an eye on joining future governments.Headed by Chairman Janis Jurkans, post-Soviet Latvia's first foreign minister, the Harmony Party will retain at least 13 of the 25 seats that the alliance For Human Rights in a United Latvia currently holds in the 100-seat Saeima (Latvia's parliament), and is expected to pick up another five from deputies expected to join.For Human Rights also includes the Socialist Party, h...
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