The contemporary political history of the Republic of Latvia

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Municipal elections in Latvia
BBC News Online, Sunday 11 March 2001. The three center-right parties which govern the country are expected to hold key cities. But the opposition Social Democratic Workers Party, which is sceptical about possible membership of the European Union, is expected to make strong gains. (brief)
British subject appointed head of Latvia's national security service
Russian Information Agency (Novisti), 2 May 2003. Kazocins believes his main task as Bureau Director is to ensure keeping NATO secret information in connection with Latvia's joining the North-Atlantic Alliance as well as reformation of the Latvian special services in compliance with NATO requirements.