Latvians in UK led the democratic way

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On 1 October 2022, elections to the 14th Saeima (Latvian parliament) were held both in Latvia and abroad. Citizens of Latvia could cast their votes in 81 polling stations in 42 countries worldwide.

Half of the polling stations were located in the diplomatic or consular missions of Latvia, and the other half had been set up due to active involvement by the members of the Latvian community abroad, including in the countries where there are no Latvian missions, for instance, in Brazil, Iceland, and Luxembourg.

Postal voting was also ensured in 22 polling stations, and 3,101 voters made use of the opportunity. 

26,146 voters took part in the 14th Saeima elections abroad. The highest turnout was in the United Kingdom, with 5,559 Latvian citizens voting, followed by Germany with 3,108 voters, and Norway, with 1,939, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

There were also busy polling stations in Stockholm (1,572 voters), Dublin (1335), The Hague (1208), and Brussels (887).

777 Latvian citizens voted in Australia, and 460 in Iceland.

The first polls opened in Australia on the night from 30 September to 1 October, Latvia time. The polling stations in the USA and Canada were the last to close, at 17.00 on 2 October. 

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