Posts tagged as votes

Two Lithuanian candidates tied after receiving exact same number of votes

Monday, October 26, 2020

Two candidates, social democrat Gintautas Paluckas and conservative Edmundas Pupinis, were tied in Sunday’s runoff election, prompting a recount. Both Paluckas, the leader of the Social Democratic Party (LSDP), and Pupinis (TS-LKD) got 7,075 votes in the Utena single-member constituency, according to the results announced on Sunday night. Since Pupinis was leading after the first round of election two weeks earlier, he was provisionally declared winner. However, the Central Electoral…

Riga elections already have 5% of votes

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, was the first day of early voting in the Riga City Council emergency elections. According to the Central Election Commission, 20,383 or 4,82% of votes have already been cast. Riga City Council’s extraordinary election date is August 29. It is still possible to vote earlier at polling stations: Those unable to come to polling stations due to health issues can apply to vote at their place of residence.…

Ethics commission votes no violation in MP reposting anti-LGBT content

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Saeima MP Jānis Iesalnieks (National Alliance), who mid-July had retweeted a post of discriminating nature against sexual minorities, has not violated the Saeima Code of Ethics, Latvian Television reported August 5. Development/For!, supported by Harmony, had turned to the Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Commission regarding a post on Twitter where Jānis Iesalnieks had allegedly encouraged hatred towards a group of society. On March 1, Iesalnieks had retweeted a post about…

President Levits takes oath of office

Monday, July 8, 2019

The new President of Latvia Egils Levits took the oath of office at an extraordinary meeting of Saeima on Monday. “I swear that all of my work will be dedicated to the welfare of the people of Latvia. I will do everything in my power to promote the prosperity of the Republic of Latvia and all who live here. I will hold sacred and will observe the Constitution of Latvia…

Opinion digest: Media comments on Sunday’s Saeima election in Latvia

Monday, October 8, 2018

Seven parties made it into the Saeima in Latvia’s parliamentary election on Sunday, with Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs’ Saskaņa/Harmony scoring the biggest number of votes at still just 19%. This means that the largest group in the Saeima will only have 23 mandates, with a broad coalition to be negotiated. Saskaņa is followed by the New Conservative Party with 16 seats, KPV LV with 16 seats, the National Alliance with…

Latvian Police commenced 17 administrative cases for breach of pre-election promotion

Monday, October 8, 2018

State Police commenced seventeen administrative cases on 6 October for violation of pre-election promotion requirements, as confirmed by State Police representative Simona Grāvīte. She says State Police has received a total of 47 calls that day. In most cases, information regarding violations was unconfirmed. One criminal process was launched for hooliganism. Security Police had received approximately 70 reports regarding possible influencing of votes by Sunday, 7 October, as confirmed by…

Record number of women elected in 13th Saeima

Monday, October 8, 2018

A record number of women have been elected in the 13th Saeima, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. 31 women and 69 men will be working in the next Saeima for the next four years. This is an unprecedented number of women in Saeima’s history. The largest number of women previously elected in the Saeima was during 12th Saeima, when 21 women were elected. The smallest…

Survey: Nearly one third of voters support Ratas as prime minister

Friday, September 21, 2018

According to the results of a survey commissioned by daily Eesti Päevaleht (EPL) and conducted by Turu-uuringute AS, 31% of voting-age citizens of Estonia would prefer to see incumbent Jüri Ratas, chairman of the Centre Party, continue as Prime Minister of Estonia, while 23% would prefer to see Reform Party chairwoman Kaja Kallas as head of government. Support for Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) chairman Mart Helme, while falling…