An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter.
Voters in Latvia, a member of the European Union and NATO, chose Saturday from more than 1,400 candidates and 16 parties to fill the country’s 100-seat parliament.
With all the votes counted, results Sunday from Latvia’s electoral committee showed the left-wing Harmony party winning with 19.8 percent support.
The country’s Russian minority is a major political force as it accounts about …read more
Source: Voice of America