2014 Latvian parliamentary election

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2014 Latvian parliamentary election
Latvia
← 2011 4 October 2014 2018 →
Party Leader % Seats ±
Harmony Nils Ušakovs 23.0% 24 -7
Unity Laimdota Straujuma 21.9% 23 -19
ZZS Raimonds Vējonis 19.5% 21 +8
National Alliance Raivis Dzintars 16.6% 17 +3
NSR Inguna Sudraba 6.9% 7 New
LRA Mārtiņš Bondars 6.7% 8 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Latvijas 12. Saeimas vēlēšanas karte.png
Strongest political party by municipality
Prime Minister before Prime Minister
Laimdota Straujuma
Unity
Laimdota Straujuma
Unity

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 +/–
Harmony 209,887 23.00 24 –7
Unity 199,535 21.87 23 –19
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
Latvian 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

Aftermath[edit]

Following the elections, a centre-right coalition government was formed by Unity, the Union of Greens and Farmers and the National Alliance. However, the government resigned on 7 December 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article 13 Archived 2013-12-05 at the Wayback Machine. 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 (in Latvian)
  4. ^ Latvijas Sociālistiskās partijas XVII kongress[permanent dead link] Latvijas Sociālistiskās partijas (in Latvian)