Posts tagged as pre-election campaign

Future Riga Mayor wants to form consultative board with NGOs

Monday, September 7, 2020

The future Mayor of Riga Mārtiņš Staķis (Development/For!/Progressives) said in an interview to Latvian Radio September 7 that he wants to form an advisory council where the interests of Riga residents would be represented by various non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He said that the biggest mistakes of the long-standing former mayor of Riga, Nils Ušakovs (“Harmony”), had been “arrogance”, and “reliance on being forgiven”. “Evidently, [people] did not forgive,” said Staķis. According to Staķis,…

Pre-election campaign materials on the loose in Riga

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ahead of the Riga City Council’s emergency elections, various political forces and candidates are increasingly active – but the pre-election campaign materials do not always end up where intended, Latvian Radio said August 11. Road signs, bridge railings, public transport schedules and other infrastructure owned by the local government or state have been hidden under pre-election campaign labels. The labels in question, found in Āgenskalns, Torņakalns and Iļģuciems, are the materials of…

U.S. President not planning to pardon his ex-campaign head sentenced to jail

Thursday, March 14, 2019

In the U.S., Paul Manafort, the former head of the pre-election campaign of the current U.S. President, has been convicted to a total of seven and a half years in prison for misleading the U.S. government about his foreign lobbying work and for encouraging witnesses to lie on his behalf. American news agency AP reports that on Wednesday, March 13, in Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected Manafort’s…