Latvian parliamentary election, 1995

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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, with the latter being wiped out of the Saeima altogether. 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