Latvian coalition gov't on verge of collapse

The two largest parties in Latvia's squabbling coalition government have asked the prime minister to step down, a party official said on Friday.

Latvian coalition gov't on verge of collapse
The political woes have added to the economic problems of the small country, which last year had to take a 7.5 billion euro ($9.43 billion) IMF-led rescue loan.

Mareks Seglins, chairman of the largest coalition party, the People's Party, told reporters he and the second-largest coalition party, the Union of Greens and Farmers, wanted Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis, who is from the third-largest party in the coalition, to step down.

Godmanis was due later to meet the president, a spokesman said.

Reuters
Last Mod: 20 Şubat 2009, 17:15
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