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BNN survey: Lembergs and Urbanovics’ alliance turned out to be short-lived

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On September 13, 2011, the news agency BNN published an analytical article «Lembergs and Urbanovics – «brothers forever»» and conducted a survey of the portals BNN-news.com, BNN.lv, BNN-news.ru visitors about their attitudes towards the Harmony Centre (HC) and the Greens and Farmers Union (GFU) leaders’ tandem at the 11th Saeima. The survey findings were compiled prior to the elections. They coincided with the election outcome: to give the Parliament to Lembergs and Urbanovics? No way!

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOnly 12% of the respondents expressed the hope that the HC and the GFU forms a majority in the parliament and the 11th Saeima will have a strong leadership. While the majority – 53.3% were convinced that it would be the end of democracy. Attention should be drawn to significant differences between the views of respondents speaking in different languages. For example, 63% of the English portal’s visitors saw a threat to the country’s democratic growth in case of Lembergs-Urbanovics alliance, while this figure accounted for 44% among the visitors of the website’s Russian version. At the Latvian version, this option was supported by 53% of the visitors.

19.7% of the surveyed expressed the view that by establishing a majority at the Saeima, HC and GFU will only carry out superficial changes and the country’s top legislative body will still act according to the local oligarchs’ interests.

Another 15% of the survey participants suggested that sooner or later a political interest conflict will arise between the HC and the GFU, thereby putting an end to such cooperation.

In reality, voters’ choice coincided with the news agency BNN survey’s majority stance: the HC and GFU coalition at the Parliament is not permissible.


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