Rollercoaster in the Latvian politics carries on! Yesterday the New Era party nominee, Ms Sandra Kalniete publickly renounced her candidacy in favour of the former senator of the Constitutional Court, Mr Aivars Endziņš! Mr Endziņš was nominated by the Reconciliation Party this Wednesday. The events in presidential-mini race are thus fast, that it is becoming more and more interesting to watch what happens next within the black box of the Latvian party politics.
So, what do we have now? There are candidates from the governing coalition (51+8 votes) and opposition (18+17 votes) now. The race for the hearts and minds of the Latvian MP's has begun!!!
In the yesterday's TV emission Kas notiek Latvijā? there was only one winner - Mr. Endzinš who colleccted about 15 thousand TV spectators votes, while Ms Kalniete and Mr Zatlers got about 4 thousand each. Mr Aivars Endziņš with his steely mind and unequivocal pronouncements against the traditional rules of the game of the Latvian oligarchic elite is certainly the favourite of the majority of Latvian citizens - a true would be people's president.
Go, Aivars Endziņš go!!