RIGAIn a joint meeting on March 3 Latvia's ruling coalition council and parliamentary presidium agreed to hold presidential elections in an extraordinary Parliament meeting scheduled for March 12. President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, who confirmed her preparedness to run for the office a second time, gave her consent to hold presidential elections three months before her current term expires on July 8 after meeting with the ruling parties representatives, the president's press secretary Aiva Rozenberga said.In Latvia the president is elected by Parliament.A lively debate followed the lawmakers' ...
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