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October 3, 1995 | MICHAEL TARM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An extremist convicted of inciting racial hatred in his native Germany shook up the political Establishment in Latvia's parliamentary elections by leading his right-wing party to a finish near the top, returns showed Monday. Joachim Siegerist, who only in recent years claimed Latvian citizenship and doesn't speak his adopted country's language, ran a populist campaign that played on Latvians' fears of the sizable ethnic Russian minority.
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October 3, 1995 | MICHAEL TARM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An extremist convicted of inciting racial hatred in his native Germany shook up the political Establishment in Latvia's parliamentary elections by leading his right-wing party to a finish near the top, returns showed Monday. Joachim Siegerist, who only in recent years claimed Latvian citizenship and doesn't speak his adopted country's language, ran a populist campaign that played on Latvians' fears of the sizable ethnic Russian minority.
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