Riga, May 31: The Central Election Commission (CEC) today approved the final results of the European Parliament elections in Latvia.
The approved results do not differ from the previously published electoral results – eight seats of MEPs in Latvia have obtained five of the 16 lists of candidates registered for the elections. Three lists of candidates – the New Unity (Jaunā Vienotība), the Social Democratic Party "Harmony" ("Saskaņa" sociāldemokrātiskā partija) and the National Alliance "All For Latvia!" - "For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK" (Nacionālā apvienība "Visu Latvijai!"-"Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK") each have obtained two parliamentary seats, but For Development/For! (Attīstībai/Par!) and the Latvian Russian Union (“Latvijas Krievu savienība”) each one seat.
The Members of the European Parliament elected from Latvia are: Valdis Dombrovskis, Sandra Kalniete (the New Unity), Andris Ameriks, Nils Ušakovs (the Social Democratic Party "Harmony"), Dace Melbārde, Roberts Zīle (the National Alliance "All For Latvia!" - "For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK"), Ivars Ijab (For Development/For!) and Tatjana Ždanoka (the Latvian Russian Union).
There were 473,260 valid ballot envelopes and 470,460 valid ballot papers received in the elections.
387,175 or 82.3% of all ballot papers were changed, i.e. such ballot papers where voters have placed at least one „+” mark next to the name of a candidate or struck out any of candidates. The number of changed ballot papers was approximately the same as in the EP elections of 2014 when 83.3% of all ballot papers were received with voters’ marks.
The number of ballot envelopes without valid ballot papers was 2,801 or 0.6% from the total number of valid envelopes. This number consists of empty ballot envelopes, ballot envelopes with different ballot papers, torn ballot papers or ballot papers from another constituency.
Elections to the European Parliament in Latvia were held on 25 May 2019 and 474,390 voters or 33.5 per cent participated in these elections. Compared to the 2014 elections, voter turnout increased by 3.3 percentage points. By comparison, 445 225 or 30.2 per cent of the electorate participated in the 2014 EP elections.
The results of the EP elections are available on https://epv2019.cvk.lv.
CEC Information Department