"No Crisis" in Latvia Despite Surprise Referendum
Rahvusvahelised uudised 30 May 2011  EWR
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
The decision of Latvian President Valdis Zatlers to dissolve parliament will not cause a constitutional crisis, legal advisers to the president said on Sunday (May 29, 2011) in the face of widespread political speculation in the Baltic country.

Speaking to journalists at a special briefing to outline the legal and constitutional implications of his decision, Zatlers' team said talk of a political crisis ahead of a pending presidential vote was inaccurate.

'This possible crisis situation is overestimated,' Sandra Sondore-Kukule, a legal adviser to the president told the German Press Agency dpa.

'The steps are very clear. There is a specific timeframe and procedure that must be followed... Things will go on in a normal, legal way,' she said.

Late Saturday Zatlers announced he would call a referendum on dissolving the Saeima, or parliament, in the wake of a decision by members to block an ongoing anti-corruption investigation.

The referendum is likely to take place on July 30, though the exact date has yet to be set by the Central Electoral Commission. If Zatlers wins the referendum, fresh elections will take place up to two months afterwards.

Zatlers himself is one of two candidates for the next presidential term. Parliament is due to vote on this on Thursday.

Martins Kazaks, chief economist with Swedbank in Latvia, said there was very little risk that the complex political process would impact Latvia's economy to a significant degree.

'If a new parliament gets elected at the beginning of October there is still ample time to get the budget for next year together, so I wouldn't see important risks there,' he told dpa.

'There may be some short-term impact, but those investors who are already here are used to this roller-coaster we have had for the last few years. Their experience will tell them that things are going to be sorted out and nothing bad is going to happen.'

Throughout Sunday, small groups of people gathered outside Riga castle to show their support for Zatlers' unprecedented course of action.

Some wrote 'We are with you, Valdis' on the sidewalk while others sang Latvian folk songs.
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
23 Jan 2018 19:46
Eesti Rahvuskaaslaste programm
23 Jan 2018 18:03
Selgus 2019. aasta laulu- ja tantsupeo juhtmõte XXVII üldlaulupidu ja XX tantsupidu toimuvad 2019. aasta 5.-7. juulini PM
23 Jan 2018 17:54
Eesti Põhiseaduskomisjoni enamus hülgas vabadussõjalaste au taastamise idee seadusesse raiumise UU
23 Jan 2018 11:30
Kuigi Californias on kanep legaalne, võivad suitsetavad turistid eluaegse Ameerikasse sisenemise keelu saada PM
23 Jan 2018 09:58
Washingtonis avatakse Eesti jaoks väga oluline näitus Vaatamata USA valitusasutuste tööseisakule toimub kõik plaanipäraselt
23 Jan 2018 05:00
In Putin, Russians Thought They Were Getting a Stierlitz But They May Have Gotten a Hitler Instead, Eidman Says (2)
23 Jan 2018 04:57
Militarily, Baltic Region is Stable; But in Terms of Information War, It’s Not, Latvian Expert Says
22 Jan 2018 21:53
Noorte kõnekonkursil “Kirjuta Eestile” osalemiseks on jäänud nädal
22 Jan 2018 10:35
Juhiseid sõja puhuks hakkab jagama ka Eesti ERR
22 Jan 2018 08:34
Public consultation Tue Jan 23 @ 6:30 re: Whistler's and Salvation Army sites
21 Jan 2018 18:42
Estonia’s centennial year 2018 Estonian Life
21 Jan 2018 17:17
“Räägime asjast” 21.01.2018 by Raadiosaade "Räägime asjast"
21 Jan 2018 16:54
KATRIN LUSTI BLOGI | Kas president peaks tagasi astuma?
21 Jan 2018 16:44
Rain Lõhmus: inimestel on hästi vale kontseptsioon, et raha kasvab DELFI
21 Jan 2018 16:32
Kutse Eesti Keskuse infosessioonidele Eesti Elu (14)
21 Jan 2018 16:27
Juhtkiri 3 2018 Tiigrit taltsutades Eesti Elu
21 Jan 2018 12:11
Kaju: Eesti on väga lähedal valitsuskriisile ERR
21 Jan 2018 12:05
Mis maksab see eesti naine? Eesti Elu (1)
Jan 31 2018 - Toronto Eesti Maja
Eesti Keskuse projekti koosolek
Feb 21 2018 - Toronto Eesti Maja
Eesti Keskuse projekti koosolek

Vaata veel ...

Lisa uus sündmus