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Latvia
European Parliament constituency
Latvia (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Created 2004
MEP(s) 9 (2004)
Source(s) [1][2]

In European elections, Latvia is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by nine MEPs. It covers the member state of Latvia. The electoral system used is party-list proportional representation.

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Current MEPs

As of October 2007

Name National Party EP group
Georgs Andrejevs Latvijas Ceļš ALDE
Valdis Dombrovskis Jaunais Laiks EPP–ED
Guntars Krasts Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK UEN
Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK UEN
Aldis Kušķis Jaunais Laiks EPP–ED
Rihards Pīks Tautas Partija EPP–ED
Inese Vaidere Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK UEN
Tatjana Ždanoka Par Cilvēka Tiesībām Vienotā Latvijā G–EFA
Roberts Zīle Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK UEN

2004

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Latvia had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 12.

There were lists of candidates from 16 political parties. with a total of 1019 candidates. The voter turnout was 41.20%, with 574,674 voters casting votes. It was significantly lower than the usual turnout for Latvian parliamentary elections (which has been between 71% and 73% for previous three elections) but higher than the turnout in the rest of the EU.

Party Votes % Seats
Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK (Fatherland and Freedom) 170,819 29.8 4
Jaunais Laiks (New Era Party) 112,698 19.7 2
Par Cilvēka Tiesībām Vienotā Latvijā (For Human Rights in United Latvia) 61,329 10.7 1
Tautas Partija (Peoples Party) 38,114 6.7 1
Latvijas Ceļš (Latvia's Way) 37,357 6.5 1
Latvijas Sociāldemokrātiskā Strādnieku Partija (Latvian Social Democratic Labor Party) 27,437 4.8 0
Tautas Saskaņas Partija (People's Harmony Party) 27,423 4.8 0
Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība (Union of Greens and Farmers) 24,405 4.3 0
Latvijas Pirmā Partija (First Party of Latvia) 18,614 3.3 0
Others 50,316 8.8 0
Total 574,674 100 9

2009

The next election will be in 2009 and the number of seats will remain the same.

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