30. November, -001
This autumn’s outburst of political activity across the whole spectrum of the population testifies to the possibility of the emergence of a civic society in Latvia, as discussed already for years by political scientists, sociologists, the newspaper Diena and non-governmental organisations. Even the satiated and comfortable voters have noticed that their influence on the political process is not limited to participation in elections and referenda. Although nobody can answer the question asked by journalist J. Domburs as to what will be the critical mass of no-confidence that will make the political elite leave their seats and “go home”, it is obvious that the elite is nervous.
In this context, not only politicians should be cautious and nervous but also the sectors of the economy which cater to the consumption...