Pre-election campaign materials on the loose in Riga
Ahead of the Riga City Council's emergency elections, various political forces and candidates are increasingly active - but the pre-election campaign materials do not always end up where intended, Latvian Radio said August 11.
15 parties to run in Rīga elections
On Monday, July 20, the announcement of the lists of candidates for the emergency elections of Rīga City Council was completed. In total, 15 political forces will participate in the elections, Latvian Radio reported July 20.
Riga elections will go ahead place despite COVID-19 issues
The Central Election Commission (CVK) said July 14 that, in the event of a spread of COVID-19, up to half the polling stations used for the upcoming Rīga municipal elections could be closed. Additional costs to secure elections in the COVID-19 circumstances amount to EUR 440 000. Despite this, the elections will still take place, Latvian Radio reported.
Rīga elections will require face coverings for voters
The Central Election Commission (CVK) has decided that, during the emergency Riga City Council election on August 29, voters will be required to cover their mouth and nose while at polling stations, CVK representative Laura Zaharova told the LETA newswire May 25.
Local deputies to pay the price for lack of Latvian skills
The municipal deputies the State Language Centre invites to improve their state language skills to the necessary level will have to use their own resources, according to the amendments to the Law On the Status of the Deputy of the Republic City Council and Municipality Council passed in Saeima, according to the Parliamentary Press Service on February 13.
MEPs react to election results
Following the provisional results of the 2019 European Parliament elections, prominent MEPs reflected on the outcome May 27.
Modest spending on European election campaigns in Latvia
Latvian political parties have so far spent EUR 717,587 on their election campaigns ahead of the European Parliament elections, with Harmony and For Development/For reporting the highest campaign expenditures, according to data from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, which keeps track of declared expenditure.
Harmony and Development/For! declare highest campaign expenses for EP elections
Political parties have so far declared €608,751 as their campaign expenses ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections, with three parties – Harmony, Development/For and Latvia’s Russian Union – accounting for the bulk of that amount, according to information released by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB).
Report: 2018 Saeima election changed the political landscape
A new report analyzing Latvia's recent Saeima election, held October 6, concludes that even in the world of social media and mud-slinging campaigns, word of mouth, personal contact and old-fashioned debating are still the most important factors determining how voters place their papers in the ballot box.
Latvia repulsed election day cyber-attack
While the hacking of a social media site in Latvia on Saeima election day, October 6, made headlines, in fact the country was subjected to - and successfully repulsed - a wider cyber attack, reports Olga Dragileva of LTV's De Facto weekly investigative show.
Hopes of high turnout prove over-optimistic
Predictions that a very active election campaigning season would result in high voter turnout appear to have proven inaccurate, with turnout actually dropping to the lowest level since the restoration of Latvia's independence in 1991.
Latvian election results show shape of new Saeima
With nearly all the votes accounted for in Latvia's 13th Saeima elections, a clear picture of how the nation voted has emerged. The winner at the polls was the Harmony party on 19%, followed by a cluster of five other parties on 10%-14% with New Unity the only other party to scrape past the 5% threshold required to win seats in Saeima.
Exit poll: Seven-party Saeima in store for Latvia
The first exit poll released after voting ceased in the 13th Saeima elections on October 6 suggested the largest share of the vote went to the Harmony party (19.4%), with the For Development/For! alliance (13.4%) in second place, the National Alliance (12.6%) in third position and the New Conservative Party (12.4%) in fourth.