Repse's style ruffles some feathers

  • 2003-08-21
  • Timothy Jacobs
RIGA - When Prime Minister Einars Repse came to office in December 2002, he pledged that he would be accessible to all Latvians. To prove it, he listed his mobile phone number in Lattelekom's public directory and on his party's Web site.But in recent weeks, members of Repse's ruling coalition have been grumbling about the prime minister's management style, saying he is authoritarian and inaccessible and that he rarely consults with coalition members before making important decisions. Repse's perceived indifference toward his party's allies has provoked talk of a possible breakup of the gove...
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