RIGA - Saeima on Friday passed in the final reading a bill allowing the Cabinet of Ministers to to extend a state of emergency an unspecified number of times.
The provision stipulating that the Cabinet of Ministers may only extend a state of emergency once, for a time period not exceeding three months, has been removed from the Law on Emergency Situation and State of Exception. The amended provision grants the government the authority to extend a state of emergency for a period of up to three months at a time.
The amendment was proposed by opposit...
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