Har­mony wins 23 seats, KPV LV and New Con­ser­va­tive party 16 seats each at new par­lia­ment

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Ac­cord­ing to pre­lim­i­nary in­for­ma­tion re­leased by the Cen­tral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion af­ter count­ing votes in all polling sta­tions, Har­mony party wins 23 seats at the new par­lia­ment, fol­lowed by KPV LV and New Con­ser­va­tive Party with 16 seats each.

For De­vel­op­ment/For and the Na­tional Al­liance fol­lows with 13 seats each, the Union of Greens and Farm­ers with 11 seats and New Unity with eight law­maker seats at the new par­lia­ment. Har­mony has won the ma­jor­ity of man­dates in the Riga and Lat­gale con­stituen­cies, KPV LV won most man­dates in Kurzeme and Zem­gale, and the New Con­ser­va­tive Party won most man­dates in the Vidzeme con­stituency.

In to­tal, Har­mony won the elec­tion with 19.8 per­cent of votes. KPV LV fol­lowed with 14.25 per­cent and the New Con­ser­va­tive Party with 13.59 per­cent voter sup­port. For De­vel­op­ment/For! earned 12.04 per­cent and the Na­tional Al­liance 11.01 of votes, while al­most 9.91 per­cent of vot­ers sup­ported the Union of Greens and Farm­ers. New Unity re­ceived 6.69 per­cent of the votes.

All other par­ties re­ceived less than 5 per­cent of votes. The par­ties be­low the line, but those who will still re­ceive pub­lic fund­ing, in­clude the Lat­vian Al­liance of Re­gions (4.14 per­cent), Latvia’s Rus­sian Union (3.2 per­cent), and the Pro­gres­sives (2.61 per­cent). Voter turnout has been the low­est since restora­tion of in­de­pen­dence – 54.6 per­cent or 845,196 peo­ple out of the 1,548,100 el­i­gi­ble vot­ers. The high­est turnout was in Vidzeme (60.96 per­cent), and the low­est – in Lat­gale (43.07 per­cent).

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