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Expert: large number of indecisive Latvians in 10th Saeima elections

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The phenomenon of the 10th Saeima elections was the large number of indecisive voters among the ethnic Latvian population, the Head of the research centre Latvijas fakti Aigars Freimanis pointed out in an interview for the newspaper Neatkarīgā.

These Saeima elections revealed a massive number of undetermined Latvians. Usually this was characteristic for residents of other ethnicity who could not decide between the parties For Human Rights in a United Latvia ( PCTVL) and the Harmony Centre (Saskaņas centrs), Freimanis emphasized.

To his mind, Latvians are not satisfied with everything outdated. Since the mid-90’s the power elite has maintained a somewhat political fatalism in the society. This sense of fatality also emerged at the end of the last year.

There are two most common fatalism formulas. The first dictated the agenda for every party: the largest player, namely the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will participate in the elections. Anyone who dared to oppose this standard was immediately reminded of the voters’ fears. The second magical formula: the crisis in Latvia will only end when the situation in the global market improves (and not due to new political forces). Thus, the voters had to make a decision based on a very narrow selection of choice, voting on the phlegmatic stability that does not foresee a drastic situation worsening. The Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis himself embodies this illusion, said the expert.


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  1. Jurgen M. says:

    Well, they had to really assess their choice.

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