Monday, January 19, 2009

Two Updates

Several news sources are reporting that the People's Party, the main party in Latvia's coalition government, supports the idea of early elections (see, for example, the CBS News adaptation of the AP wire story, and the Baltic Times). A new election date has not yet been set, however.

Whereas the timing and outcome of Latvia's (potential) early election are unknown, Azerbaijan's referendum increasingly looks like a foregone conclusion. Azerireport cites an interview in Bizim Yol in which a Ministry of Education official reportedly notes that a new textbook on the constitution includes changes that have not yet been approved by the March 2009 referendum. If confirmed, this report suggests that Azerbaijan's government is dispensing with the pretense of a competitive vote this spring.

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