Demonstrators hold posters during a protest at the Latvian parliament in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A small group of protesters gathered outside Latvia’s Parliament to heckle lawmakers on their way to vote for changes in a law that will allow the Baltic country to adopt the euro, possibly in January 2014. Recent polls suggest a majority of Latvians are against adopting the euro in light of the debt crisis that has afflicted the eurozone for over three years and fears that the Baltic country will have to help bail out struggling countries. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
Latvia takes big step to joining euro
By GARY PEACH
Associated Press / January 31, 2013
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In the vote, 52 lawmakers supported the law on adopting the euro, while 40 were against in the 100-member legislature. The remaining eight either abstained or were absent.
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