President Vējonis signs three key laws
President Raimonds Vējonis has promulgated three key laws, first, on the publication of formerly secret KGB records, secondly on the regulation of the market for "instant loans" and thirdly, the major constitutional change that will see state presidents elected by an open parliamentary vote instead of the secret Saeima vote used to choose presidents so far.
Right-of-center parties signal willingness to team up
Politicians from the National Alliance and New Conservative Party have similar positions on many issues, and the two parties' complicated relations in the past will not hamper constructive cooperation, the two parties' leaders said after a meeting October 10.
Jūrmala mayor shows political resilience
On October 8 the city council of the Jūrmala resort town held an extraordinary meeting in which mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens and Farmers Union) kept his seat after a no-confidence vote as coalition councilors voted to keep him on his post following media reports that Truksnis has been fined for storing drugs. 
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.
Thousands take chance to vote early
Nearly 8,000 people took the chance to vote in Latvia's Saeima elections on October 3, the first day of "early" voting at selected polling stations ahead of the main voting day on October 6.
10 questions to: the Greens and Farmers Union
Ahead of October 6 parliamentary elections we bring you some question and answer sheets from each of the 16 competing parties, listed in the order in which they will appear on ballot papers. The sixteenth and final installment concerns the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) of incumbent Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.
2018 Saeima elections: How the process works
October 6 is election day in Latvia. The country's democratic system is every bit as rigorous and complex as those in other countries with hundreds of polling stations opening across the globe, and this will be the 13th time a Saeima has been elected since the country won its independence exactly a century ago. But there are a few unusual and particularly Latvian variations on how 100 deputies are actually chosen for a four-year period. Here's how the whole thing works.