Posts tagged as opinion

President does not have specific opinion on signature drive demanding emergency Saeima elections

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

President Egils Levits does not have a specific opinion in regards to the signature drive launched demanding emergency Saeima elections. Levits told Latvian Television this morning that he understands the dissatisfaction of Latvian residents, but added that if emergency Saeima elections are held there would not be a substantial change in the makeup of parliament, as the same parties would most likely be elected. As reported, the Central Election Commission…

Latvians’ opinion about overall situation in the country keeps worsening – survey

Friday, April 26, 2019

The survey shows that over the past month the share of respondents feeling that the situation in Latvia is developing in the wrong direction increased by four percentage points to 56% in March, while the share of respondents saying that the situation is developing in the right direction dropped by four percentage points to 28%. The index assessing the overall situation fell by eight points to -28 in March, which…

Lithuanian opposition seeks top court’s opinion on referendum to cut size of parliament

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lithuania’s opposition lawmakers have collected signatures on a petition asking for Constitutional Court’s opinion on a new law on referendum and the ruling bloc’s decision to hold a referendum on cutting the number of seats in the Seimas.  “We are turning to the Constitutional Court, because the court itself has noted that the Law on Referendum, which was amended last December, might not comply with the Constitution,” Gabrielius Landsbergis, leader of the conservative…

Half of Latvian residents believe that human rights are being observed in the country

Monday, August 13, 2018

According to an SKDS survey, over half of residents believe that human rights are overall being observed in the country. Six percent of Latvian residents believe that human rights are being ”completely” observed, while 48 percent said that they are being observed ”more or less”. However, this is seven percentage points less when compared to a similar survey conducted last year. Meanwhile, 38 percent had an opposite opinion – with…