Government set to confirm anticorruption chief

  • 2003-09-18
  • Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - The Latvian parliamentary committee charged with finding a person to headthe government's Bureau of Corruption Prevention and Control endorsed thecandidacy of security police investigator Juta Strike last week and proposedher name for full approval by Parliament.The post has been vacant since the departure of Guntis Rutkis last May forhealth reasons. Strike was selected from an initial pool of 58 candidatesafter one of the frontrunners, Canadian-Latvian prosecutor Andrejs Berzins,withdrew his name from the running in August.While not condemning Strike's appointment, political coaliti...
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