Latvian parliamentary election, 2014

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Latvian parliamentary election, 2014
Latvia
2011 ←
4 October 2014 → 2018

All 100 seats in the Saeima
51 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Nil Ushakov.jpg Laimdota Straujuma 2014.jpg Flickr - Saeima - 10.Saeimas deputāts Raimonds Vējonis.jpg
Leader Nils Ušakovs Laimdota Straujuma Raimonds Vējonis
Party Harmony Unity Union of Greens and Farmers
Leader since 27 November 2005
Last election 28.36% 18.83% 12.22%
Seats before 31 20 13
Seats won 24 23 21
Seat change −7 +3 +8
Popular vote 209,887 199,535 178,210
Percentage 23.0% 21.9% 19.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Raivis Dzintars.jpg Inguna Sudraba foto 2014 05a.jpg
Leader Raivis Dzintars Inguna Sudraba Mārtiņš Bondars
Party National Alliance For Latvia from the Heart Latvian Association of Regions
Leader since 23 July 2011 5 May 2014 13 March 2014
Last election 13.88% New party New party
Seats before 14 0 0
Seats won 17 7 8
Seat change +3 +7 +8
Popular vote 151,567 62,521 60,812
Percentage 16.6% 6.9% 6.7%

Prime Minister before election

Laimdota Straujuma
Unity

Prime Minister

TBD

Parliamentary elections were held in Latvia on 4 October 2014. The previous elections were held in 2011, but according to the country's constitution,[1] the parliamentary term was reduced to only three years following early elections (the 2011 elections took place a year after the 2010 elections).

Campaign[edit]

On 27 December 2013, the Reform Party announced an electoral pact with its government coalition partner Unity, with most prominent Reform Party candidates running under the Unity campaign.[2] On 16 July 2014 the Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party signed a cooperation pact with the Latvian Association of Regions to run under the LAR campaign.[3]

The main party of the Harmony Centre alliance, the Social Democratic Party "Harmony" contested the elections with a separate list, whilst fellow alliance members the Latvian Socialist Party announced on 20 July 2014 that they would not contest the election.[4]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party "Harmony" 209,887 23.00 24 –7
Unity 199,535 21.87 23 +3
Union of Greens and Farmers 178,210 19.53 21 +8
National Alliance 151,567 16.61 17 +3
For Latvia from the Heart 62,521 6.85 7 New
Latvian Association of Regions 60,812 6.66 8 New
Latvian Russian Union 14,390 1.58 0 0
United for Latvia 10,788 1.18 0 New
For Latvia's Development 8,156 0.89 0 New
New Conservative Party 6,389 0.70 0 New
Freedom. Free from Fear, Hate and Anger 1,735 0.19 0 0
Growth 1,515 0.17 0 New
Sovereignty 1,033 0.11 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 6,953
Total 913,491 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,552,235 58.85
Source: CVK

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article 13 of the Constitution of Latvia
  2. ^ 'Vienotība' un RP vienojas par kopīgu startu 12.Saeimas vēlēšanās, LETA, 27 December 2013, accessed 21 September 2014
  3. ^ LSDSP un Latvijas Reģionu apvienība kopā startē Saeimas vēlēšanās Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party (Latvian)
  4. ^ Latvijas Sociālistiskās partijas XVII kongress Latvijas Sociālistiskās partijas (Latvian)