On Friday, 19 October, the Central Election Commission will organize a meeting, during which it is planned to approve the final results of 13th Saeima elections and announce deputies elected to the parliament, as reported by CEC representative Kristīne Bērziņa.
After the end of 13th Saeima elections, CEC received a number of complaints regarding major violations. Because not a single election site’s vote-counting report has been appealed, CEC plans to approve results from all 1,078 election sites in the state they were published on the official website.
13th Saeima elections took place in Latvia 6 October.
BNN had previously reported that the 5% barrier was passed by seven political parties: Harmony received 19.8% of votes, KPV LV – 14.25%, New Conservative Party – 13.59%, Attīstībai/Par – 12.04%, National Alliance ‘All for Latvia!’ – ‘For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK’ – 11.01%, Union of Greens and Farmers – 9.91%, and New Unity – 6.69%.
Parties that failed to pass 5% barrier include Latvian Association of Regions (4.14%), Latvian Russians Union (3.2%), and Progressive party (2.61%).
Voters’ activity was at an all-time low – 54.6%. Only 845,196 out of 1,548,100 registered citizens with voting rights had taken part in elections. Voters in Vidzeme turned out the most responsible – voter activity there reached 60.96%.
Based on data from CEC, Harmony will get 23 seats in the parliament, KPV LV and NCP will get 16 each, Attīstībai/Par! and National Alliance will get 13 seats each, UGF will get 11 seats and New Unity will get 8.