Pro-West­ern par­ties re­tain po­lit­i­cal power

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - WORLD -

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.

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