Ethnic differences in voting preference are revealed by exit poll data that briefly sent the web aflutter on the eve of the June 3 municipal election suggesting that Harmony/Honor to Serve Riga had lost the 2017 municipal election, which it in fact won.
There's no doubt that foreign powers will try to influence Latvia's next parliamentary election, slated for autumn 2018, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on June 30 appearing on LTV.
On June 26 MP Andrejs Elksniņš (Harmony) was elected the mayor of Daugavpils. Another MP Rihards Eigims (Greens and Farmers Union) was elected vice-mayor.
The Latvian Security Police has received over 100 reports about possible violations during the recent local elections, the LETA newswire reported June 5.
Results of local elections released early on June 4 showed that in general the municipal landcsape will remain unchanged for the next four years.
June 3 sees Latvians going to the polls across the country for municipal-level elections.
11,000 people have signed for making Latvia's presidential election transparent, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.
A total 39,342 or 2.72% of the population eligible for voting cast an early vote in the municipal elections on May 31, according to data by the Central Election Committee.
While June 3 is designated polling day for local elections across Latvia, early voting commences on the evening of May 31. If you are an EU citizen and have been registered in the official population register for at least 90 days, you are entitled to vote too.
Another bombshell investigation by IT enthusiast blogger Jānis Polis looks into several self-styled news websites linked to Alberts Jodis, an advertising industry figure in Latvia. Many of Jodis' websites, which include a website laying a claim to being a news agency, have one thing in common - they vocally support long-standing Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs, often referred to as a leading 'oligarch', ahead of the municipal elections on June 3.
The battle lines for nationwide local elections to be held in across Latvia on June 3 can now be drawn after the deadline for the submission of candidates passed on April 24.