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Diena - Latvia | 24/01/2015

Latvians are world champions in voting

On the occasion of the All Star Games of the North American hockey league NHL, the Latvian Zemgus Girgensons was voted the most popular player in the league on Sunday. Many of the 1.5 million people who voted for him were Latvians. The liberal daily Diena explains why the Latvians are world champions in voting: "To surpass the major powers in a vote, the Latvians have to depend on their enthusiasm and their organisation. With a coordinated campaign on the part of voters, the Latvians made sure years ago that Riga landed the second place on the new Monopoly board, and was named the most beautiful country in the world on the British travel portal First Choice. Such enthusiasm for voting is easy to understand. For half a century we had only one political party and a limited number of TV channels, car brands and types of sausage. Since independence the Latvians have a deep need to show everyone just how good they are at voting."

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