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Unity wins elections in Latvia

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 03.10.2010.Print version
Election commissions have counted the votes in 914 out of 1,013 polling stations, with the Unity political alliance still comfortably ahead. According to information from the Central Election Commission, Unity has received 30.73% of the vote in these polling stations, followed by Harmony Center with 24.68% of the vote.

The Union of Greens and Farmers is in third place with 20.43% of the vote, followed by For a Good Latvia with 7.73% of the vote, and All for Latvia-For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK with 7.53% of the vote, writes LETA.

 

None of the other parties have reached the 5% threshold necessary to win seats in parliament.

 

Vote counting is still taking place in several polling stations in Latvia.

 

Unity, the winning political alliance in Saturday's election, will have 33 deputy seats in the 10th Saeima, according to unofficial results from the Central Election Commission reported this afternoon.

 

Runner-up Harmony Center will have 29 seats, while third place Greens/Farmers Union will have 22.

 

For A Good Latvia has gained eight parliament seats and All For Latvia/For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK also eight.

 

All other parties in the election failed to clear the 5 percent threshold required for representation. 13 parties or alliances ran in the elections.

 

Updated: The Central Election Commission is now reporting unofficial results in from 1,003 polling stations out of the 1,013 total, and the winner - the political alliance Unity - has increased its percentage to 30.7% (299,930 voters).

 

Runner-up Harmony Center has garnered 25.7% of the vote (251,088), the Greens/Farmers Union - 19.43% (189,802), For A Good Latvia - 7.55% (73,768) and All For Latvia/For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK- 7.54% (73,676).

 

The political alliance Unity, victorious in Saturday's general election, came to agreement with the Greens/Farmers Union today on further cooperation in the 10th Saeima.

The statement was made this afternoon by Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) and Greens/Farmers Chairman Augusts Brigmanis.

 

"We discussed continued cooperation possibilities, and we are ready to work jointly," said Dombrovskis, adding that talks are continuing with other parties about their possible participation in the coalition. Unity will speak with All For Latvia/For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK today, with Harmony Center tomorrow, October 4. The premier admitted that "some form of cooperation" will be sought with Harmony Center, but this will depend on "how interested it is in any cooperation." Also, Unity members have to discuss this matter first.

 

Brigmanis pointed out to reporters that together, Unity and the Greens/Farmers will have a majority 55 votes in parliament. But this total could be increased, he added, noting that the "Fatherlanders" and For A Good Latvia both won eight seats.


 

 






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