Latvia -Trade union initiates signature drive for dissolution of parliament -May 22, 2012

The Confederation of the Independent Unions of Latvia has launched a signature drive for dissolution of the 11th Saeima (the parliament). According to the trade union the coalition parties and the government keep breaking their election promises, lying to the nation, and ignoring the social partners. The confederation had offered all parties to sign a social responsibility agreement and had suggested an increase of minimum wages and tax reform. According to the Constitution's Article 14, the motion for dissolution of parliament must be signed by at least one-tenth of voters for a referendum to be organised.

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