European Parliament election results announced in Latvia

Latvia's Central Election Commission has announced the provisional results of the 2019 European Parliament elections.

On turnout of 33.51%, the eight seats Latvia has in the European Parliament will be distributed in the following manner:

New Unity: 2 seats
Harmony: 2 seats
National Alliance: 2 seats
Development/For!: 1 seat 
Latvian Russian Union: 1 seat 

The announcement was made at the European Union house in central Rīga and officially are subject to confirmation in two weeks' time but are unlikely to change. The names of the MEPs to be sent to Brussels are contained in the graphic below from LTV.

Full results will be available at the website of the Central Election Commission.

The results were a pleasant surprise for both New Unity, which won the largest share of the vote, and the National Alliance, which had been expected to win one mandate but wound up with two. The election of Dace Melbārde on the National Alliance ticket means a new Culture Minister will have to be found for the Latvian government.

European heavyweight Valdis Dombrovskis will keep his seat, as will long-serving Sandra Kalniete for New Unity.

Meanwhile Harmony's contingent will see the suspended Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs and his erstwhile deputy Andris Ameriks escaping to Brussels.

Development/For will be represented by Ivars Ijabs and Latvia's Russian Union will again have Tatjana Ždanoka as its MEP.

However there will be no seats at all for the Greens and Farmers Union, which had been expected to get one seat, with voters giving the thumbs down to former Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola. The New Conservatives will be equally disappointed to have fallen back after their strong Saeima election result, while the populist KPV LV now looks increasingly like a spent force.

In terms of share of the vote, New Unity was the clear winner, scooping 26.24%. Harmony were second with 17.45%, just ahead of the National Alliance on 16.40%.

Development/For won 12.42% of the vote and the Latvian Russian Union 6.24%.

Ievēlētie deputāti
Valdis Dombrovskis

Jaunā VIENOTĪBA

  • 88959
  • 2570
Deputāta profils
Sandra Kalniete

Jaunā VIENOTĪBA

  • 60338
  • 6993
Deputāta profils
Nils Ušakovs

"Saskaņa" sociāldemokrātiskā partija

  • 69139
  • 1812
Deputāta profils
Andris Ameriks

"Saskaņa" sociāldemokrātiskā partija

  • 19041
  • 3623
Deputāta profils
Roberts Zīle

Nacionālā apvienība "Visu Latvijai!"-"Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK"

  • 54883
  • 1870
Deputāta profils
Dace Melbārde

Nacionālā apvienība "Visu Latvijai!"-"Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK"

  • 15399
  • 7626
Deputāta profils
Ivars Ijabs

Attīstībai/Par!

  • 34394
  • 2441
Deputāta profils
Tatjana Ždanoka

"Latvijas Krievu savienība"

  • 18098
  • 739
Deputāta profils
Vēlēšanu rezultāti

The fates of all candidates and parties were decided by 473,095 voters from a total electorate of 1.4 million.

 

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