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Latvian Saeima’s composition may change by two-thirds

Only 35% of 12th Saeima have been elected to the 13th Saeima. Around two-thirds of deputies will be newcomers, according to provisional election results, which may yet change.

It is likely that ten out of fourteen ministers from Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis’ government will have made it to the parliament. Most of them have prior experience working in the parliament.

Concord will preserve the largest number of deputies in the Saeima, it seems. According to provisional results, fifteen of this party’s members will likely continue working in the parliament.

Ten deputies from the National Alliance ‘All for Latvia!’ – ‘For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK’ may continue working in the Saeima. New Unity may preserve five of its previous Unity members. Only four deputies will likely remain in the Saeima from the Union of Greens and Farmers. KPV LV leader Artuss Kaimiņš will also remain as a deputy of the Saeima.

As previously reported, three of Latvia’s current ministers who took part in elections as Saeima members may not have entered the Saeima. It is most likely that National Alliance’s member Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnačs, whose name was the most crossed out by voters in Riga, will not enter the Saeima.

Other deputies that are unlikely to enter the Saeima include Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis and Education and Science Minister Kārlis Šadurskis. Both of them started in elections as members of New Unity in Riga. Both ministers are currently out – New Unity in Riga has received three seats, according to provisional data. Šadurskis is fourth and Kozlovskis is fifth.

Other ministers have done better in elections – they have hope for seats in the parliament.


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