2019 European Parliament election in Latvia

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Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Latvia on 25 May 2019.

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Latvian politics had been very unpredictable in the past with a high turnover of parties.

The results were a surprise for both conservative New Unity, which won the largest share of the vote, although its share of the vote dropped from more than 46% in 2014 to 26.24% and the right-wing National Alliance, which was expected to win one mandate but wound up with two (16,4%). The social democratic party Harmony came second while Development/For! won 12,42% and the Latvian Russian Union 6,24% of the vote. However, there were no seats for the Greens and Farmers Union, which had been expected to get one seat each.

Contrary to other European member states was Euroscepticism not a central theme in the electoral campaign.

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Wikipedia: 2019 European Parliament election in Latvia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election_in_Latvia
VOXeurop, 25/04/2019: 27 Voices for Europe | Latvia: Getting the most from the few https://voxeurop.eu/en/2019/european-elections-5122888
LSE: Europp Blog, 02/05/2019: European Parliament elections preview: Latvia https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/05/02/european-parliament-elections-preview-latvia/
EurActiv, 09/05/2019: EU country briefing: Latvia https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/eu-country-briefing-latvia/

Public Broadcasting of Latvia News, 22/05/2019: Modest spending on European election campaigns in Latvia https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/election/modest-spending-on-european-election-campaigns-in-latvia.a319868/
Public Broadcasting of Latvia News, 26/05/2019: New Unity predicted to top European election poll in Latvia https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/election/new-unity-predicted-to-top-european-election-poll-in-latvia.a320347/
Public Broadcasting of Latvia News, 27/05/2019: European Parliament election results announced in Latvia https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/election/european-parliament-election-results-announced-in-latvia.a320401/
Public Broadcasting of Latvia News, 27/05/2019: MEPs from Latvia react to election results https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/election/meps-from-latvia-react-to-election-results.a320474/

European Elections.Eu: How to Vote in Latvia https://www.european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/latvia
Election Results.eu: National Results Latvia https://election-results.eu/national-results/latvia/2019-2024/

ESO Records
European Parliament elections, 23-26 May 2019 https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-parliament-elections-23-26-may-2019/
Political campaign ahead of 2019 European Parliament elections https://www.europeansources.info/record/political-campaign-ahead-of-2019-european-parliament-elections/

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