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Civic Union won European Parliament elections in Latvia

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 08.06.2009.Print version
Civic Union has won the European Parliament elections in Latvia; the party received support from 24.32% of voters and will gain two EP seats, the Central Election Commission Chairman Arnis Cimbdars announced in a press conference yesterday.

Also Harmony Center, which received 19.53% of votes, will have two seats in the European Parliament, informs LETA.


Four more political parties of Latvia will each be represented in the European Parliament by one party member – For Human Rights In A United Latvia (FHRUL), for which 9.62% of citizens cast their votes, Latvia's First Party/Latvia's Way (LPP/LC), which gained 7.5% of votes, For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK (TB/LNNK) with 7.46% of votes and New Era with 6.66% of voters' support.


As reported, Latvia's seats in the European Parliament could go to Harmony Center's Alfreds Rubiks and Boriss Cilevics or Aleksandrs Mirskis, and Civic Union's Sandra Kalniete and Inese Vaidere.


According to unofficial information, LPP/LC representative in the EP will be the former Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis, New Era will be represented by Krisjanis Karins; two current Latvian members of the European Parliament, FHRUL's Tatjana Zdanoka and TB/LNNK's Roberts Zile, will continue work in Brussels as before.


Latvia has eight seats in the European Parliament.

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