Latvia (European Parliament constituency)

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Latvia
European Parliament constituency
Latvia (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Latvia (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Created 2004
MEP(s) 9 (2004)
Member State Latvia
Source(s) [1][2]

In European elections, Latvia is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by nine MEPs. It covers the member state of Latvia. The electoral system used is party-list proportional representation.

Current MEPs[edit]

As of December 2011

Name National Party EP group
Ivars Godmanis Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way ALDE
Sandra Kalniete Unity EPP
Roberts Zīle Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK ECR
Alfreds Rubiks Harmony Centre GUE-NGL
Aleksandrs Mirskis Harmony Centre S&D
Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš Unity EPP
Inese Vaidere Unity EPP
Tatjana Ždanoka Par Cilvēka Tiesībām Vienotā Latvijā G–EFA

2004[edit]

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Latvia had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 12.

There were lists of candidates from 16 political parties. with a total of 1019 candidates. The voter turnout was 41.20%, with 574,674 voters casting votes. It was significantly lower than the usual turnout for Latvian parliamentary elections (which has been between 71% and 73% for previous three elections) but higher than the turnout in the rest of the EU.


e • d Summary of the results of Latvia's 12 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
20042009 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK (TB/LNNK) AEN 171,859 29.82
4 / 9
New Era Party (JL) EPP 113,593 19.71
2 / 9
For Human Rights in United Latvia (PCTVL) EFA 61,401 10.66
1 / 9
People's Party (TP) EPP 38,324 6.65
1 / 9
Latvian Way (LC) ALDE 37,724 6.55
1 / 9
National Harmony Party (TSP) PES 27,506 4.77
0 / 9
Social Democratic Labour Party (LSDSP) PES 27,468 4.77
0 / 9
Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) None 24,467 4.25
0 / 9
0 / 9
0 / 9


Latvia's First Party (LPP) EPP–ED 18,685 3.24
0 / 9
Conservative Party 9,716 1.69
0 / 9
Socialist Party (LSP) 9,480 1.65
0 / 9
Light of Latgale 8,439 1.46
0 / 9
Others 9,831 1.70
0 / 9
Valid votes
Valid ballots
Blank and invalid ballots
Totals 100.00
9 / 9
0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout
Source: Official results

2009[edit]

The last election was in 2009 and the number of seats was 8.

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