Comes the Fall

Raudseps, Pauls
December 2007
Transitions Online;12/17/2007, p1
The article reports on the downfall of Latvian Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis. As the longest-serving head of government in the country's history and the only prime minister to retain office after a general election, he had presided over an economic expansion that his many predecessors, struggling with the wreckage of the Soviet economy, could only dream about. Kalvitis' downfall can be traced to that most ancient of flaws hubris.


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