August 2007
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Republic of Latvia;Aug2007, p5
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The article presents information on the government and political conditions in Latvia. The unicameral legislative body Saeima, which is said to be the highest organ of state authority in the country, is responsible in initiating and approving legislation sponsored by the Prime Minister. The requirements in becoming a naturalized Latvian include having a conversational knowledge of Latvian, a loyalty oath, renunciation of former citizenship, and 5 years of residency in Latvia.


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