LETA announced yesterday that also Inese Vaidere and Guntars Krasts (TB/LNNK-MEP) left Fatherland Union party, but apparently such news were premature. However, it was announced during the Latvian TV evening news that Mr Kristovskis (former TB/LNNK) and Sandra Kalniete (former JL) would form a new conservative party. Both persons were in the TV studio and confirmed such news.
There are many options for new constellations among political forces in the parliament and outside it. Probably there will be more news on Friday, thus it will be possible to analyse ongoing events. Right now, as my good friend Dr Axel Reetz omenously said, there is hardly a chance to use Western political science methods to predict future development of Latvian events, thus it is easier to use psychologists methodology instead... .
P.S. Now, with the new parties established it will take time to establish power base. Mr Štokenbergs&Pabriks already try hard, New Era (JL) is preparing for the emergency congress on March 1, probably Kalniete&Kristovskis will get something together. In the meantime news will be expected from Prosecutor General office about possibly new indictments vis-a-vis corrupt political minigarchs.
p.p.s. I still stick firmly to my belief that snap elections are needed in this country in order to make civil society feel that they can turn the tide!