First Party thinking of leaving coalition

  • 2003-09-04
  • Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - Deputy Prime Minister Ainars Slesers of Latvia's First Party told theNeatkariga Rita Avize daily this week that his party would be leaving thepolitical bloc formed last year with Prime Minister Repse's party New Era.However, leaving the bloc would not necessarily mean leaving the coalition,so that if the government collapsed the two parties might still be able towork together. The announcement signals dissatisfaction with the ruling party and the primeminister's leadership coming from Latvia's First Party and could signify alarger rift in the Cabinet of Ministers and Parliament.Analy...
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