People's Party, New Era have no joint plans

  • 2003-12-18
  • By Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - Latvia's two largest parties - the People's Party and New Era - both inhabit the right wing of the political spectrum. But although they might seem like natural allies, the parties have not formed a coalition and have decided against running on the same list for the European Parliament elections next year.At the center of the dispute is a battle of personalities. New Era headed by Prime Minister Einars Repse, who came to power promising sweeping reforms and a crackdown on corruption.Andris Skele, three-time former prime minister and the millionaire leader of the People's Party, guide...
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