• 2003-08-07
  • Daunis Auers
Repse on the rocks?Einars Repse (New Era) has long stated his aim to become the longest-serving prime minister in Latvian history. Nine months into the job, he still has some way to go to beat the record of two-plus years set by the previous incumbent, Andris Berzins (Latvia's Way). Indeed, Repse's position as prime minister is looking increasingly shaky as his four-party center-right coalition of New Era, Latvia's First Party, Green-Farmers Union and For Fatherland and Freedom begins to show signs of strain.There are two immediate challenges to the durability of the governing coalition: th...
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