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Sat, Oct 01



Latvian parliamentary election

International human rights agency WEST SUPPORT sends an international observer mission to the general parliamentary elections in Latvia

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Latvian parliamentary election
Latvian parliamentary election

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2022, 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM


About the Event

The 100 members of the Saeima are elected by open list proportional representation from five multi-member constituencies ranging in size from 12 to 36 seats and based on the regions, with overseas votes included in the Riga constituency. Seats are allocated using the Sainte-Laguë method with a national electoral threshold of 5%. Voters may cast "specific votes" for candidates on the list that they have voted for. This involves drawing a plus sign (+) next to the candidate's names to indicate preference (positive votes), or by crossing out names to indicate dissaproval (negative votes). The number of votes for each candidate is the number of votes cast for the list, plus their number of positive votes, minus their number of negative votes. The candidates with the highest vote totals fill their party's seats.[2]

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