Latvia: The Showdown

Marginalia and All About Latvia write about “the Showdown” between Latvia's outgoing president and the parliament “over the control of the national security services.” (In another post, All About Latvia reports: “The President announced Saturday the push for a national referendum regarding national security laws in the country. If the people support the President in the referendum, Vike-Freiberga can go on to dismiss the Parliament and call early parliamentary elections.”)

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