1995 Latvian parliamentary election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Latvia on 30 September and 1 October 1995.[1] The Democratic Party "Saimnieks" emerged as the largest party in the Saeima, winning 18 of the 100 seats.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party "Saimnieks" 144,758 15.2 18 New
People's Movement for Latvia 142,324 15.0 16 New
Latvian Way 139,929 14.7 17 –19
For Fatherland and Freedom 114,050 12.0 14 +8
Latvian Unity Party 68,305 7.2 8 +8
ZS-LKDS-LDP 60,498 6.4 8 –10
NKP-ZP 60,352 6.3 8 New
Socialist Party of Latvia 53,325 5.6 5 New
National Harmony Party 53,041 5.6 6 –7
Labour and Justice Coalition 43,599 4.6 0 New
Political Union of Economists 14,209 1.5 0 New
Latvian Farmers' Union 13,009 1.4 0 –12
Party of Russian Citizens in Latvia 11,924 1.3 0 0
Popular Front of Latvia 11,090 1.2 0 0
Political Association of the Underprivileged and Latvian Independence Party 9,468 1.0 0 New
Citizens Union "Our Land" – Anti-Communist Union 5,050 0.5 0 0
Democrats' Party 2,546 0.3 0 New
Latvian Liberal Party 2,163 0.2 0 0
Latvian National Democratic Party 1,367 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 14,332
Total 965,339 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,328,779 72.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Aftermath[edit]

Both parties of government, Latvian Way and Latvian Farmers' Union were punished by the voters, losing a substantial number of seats. With no party able to form a working majority, a new government was formed led by independent Andris Šķēle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1122 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7