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