Latvia: Aivars Lembergs

Bob Granico of Publius Pundit highlights the persona of Aivars Lembergs and his political background and aspirations: mayor of a Latvian port city Ventspils for 18 (!) years, he is sometimes likened to Aleksandr Lukashenko, but is actually very popular with the residents of the city he's managed to keep in order for so long. Right now, “Lembergs is said to be considering running for the parliament in the October elections, and could possibly become the Prime Minister.”

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