Centre-right government returned in Latvia

Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma’s three-party coalition looked set on Sunday to be returned as the Baltic nation’s next government.

Her Unity party, the Union of Greens and Farmers and the National Alliance had about 58 per cent of the ballot, Latvia’s election commission said after the counting of 95 per cent of the vote. That would amount to about 61 seats for Straujuma (pictured).

The pro-Russian opposition party Harmony had about 25 seats in the 100-seat assembly. Harmony got 23 per cent – mainly from supporters among Latvia’s Russian minority.

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