Pro-Western parties retain political power
A populist surge wasn’t enough to oust the pro Western centrist parties that have ruled Latvia for more than 25 years.
While the governing coalition lost ground at elections Saturday, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said newly formed parties with similar ideologies can join to represent a majority in parliament.
That would once again lock out the Russia-leaning Harmony, which early results suggested had won the most votes for a third straight time.
Anti-establishment newcomer KPV LV, which had refused to exclude an alliance with Harmony, was poised to finish second.