European Parliament election, 2014 (Latvia)

European Parliament election in Latvia, 2014

24 May 2014

All 8 Latvian seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 30.24%[1]

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Valdis Dombrovskis Roberts Zīle Boriss Cilevičs
Party Unity National Alliance Harmony
Alliance EPP ECR S&D
Last election merger of Civic Union, New Era Party and Society for Political Change merger of For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK and All for Latvia! part of Harmony Centre
Seats won 4 1 1
Seat change 1
Popular vote 204,979 63,229 57,863
Percentage 46.2% 14.3% 13.0%
Swing 11.4 4.0

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Andris Bērziņš Tatjana Ždanoka Aleksandrs Mirskis
Party Union of Greens and Farmers Latvian Russian Union Alternative
Alliance EFDD Greens/EFA S&D
Last election 3.7% 0 seats 9.66% 1 seat new
Seats won 1 1 no seats
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 36,637 28,303 16,566
Percentage 8.3% 6.4% 3.7%
Swing 4.5% 3.3%

The European Parliament election 2014 in Latvia was the election of the delegation from Latvia to the European Parliament in 2014.

Background

At the previous European Parliament election in Latvia in 2009, the country elected 8 MEPs. Upon entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty Latvia was awarded 1 additional MEP, again bringing the total number of MEPs representing Latvia to 9. Calculated from the results of the 2009 election, this MEP came from the Civic Union. For this election however, the number of MEP's representing Latvia was again reduced to 8.[2]

Results

 Summary of the results of Latvia's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament[3]
← 20092014 • 2019 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Unity EPP Valdis Dombrovskis 204,979 46.2 11.4
4 / 8
0
National Alliance none Roberts Zīle 63,229 14.3 4.0
1 / 8
0
Harmony PES[lower-alpha 1] Boriss Cilevičs 57,863 13.0
1 / 8
0
Union of Greens and Farmers EGP/-[lower-alpha 2] Andris Bērziņš 36,637 8.3 4.5
1 / 8
1
Latvian Russian Union EFA[lower-alpha 1] Tatjana Ždanoka 28,303 6.4 3.3
1 / 8
0
Alternative none Aleksandrs Mirskis 16,566 3.7 new
0 / 8
1
Latvian Association of Regions (Latvijas Reģionu Apvienība) none Mārtiņš Bondars 11,035 2.5 new
0 / 8
0
Latvian Development (Latvijas attīstībai) ALDE Einars Repše 9,421 2.1 new
0 / 8
0
Socialist Party of Latvia (Latvijas Sociālistiskā partija) INITIATIVE Alfrēds Rubiks 6,817 1.5
0 / 8
1
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote) 5,438 1.2
Valid votes 440,288
Blank and invalid votes 4,937 0.8
Total 445,225 100  
8 / 8
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 1,472,478 30.24 23.45
  1. 1 2 Observer status only.
  2. The Union of Greens and Farmers is an Electoral Alliance. Only the Latvian Green Party is a member of the EGP

Elected Members of the European Parliament

NameNational partyEP GroupPoints[lower-alpha 1]
Valdis Dombrovskis      Unity      EPP 346 821
Sandra Kalniete      Unity      EPP 277 124
Artis Pabriks      Unity      EPP 261 163
Krišjānis Kariņš      Unity      EPP 228 998
Roberts Zīle      National Alliance      ECR 99 937
Andrejs Mamikins      Harmony      S&D 84 953
Iveta Grigule      Greens & Farmers      EFDD[lower-alpha 2] 46 939
Tatjana Ždanoka      Russian Union      G-EFA 51 742
  1. Points are calculated from votes cast for a candidate's list minus 'crossings-out' and adding 'pluses' for individual candidates
  2. Iveta Grigule withdrew from the EFDD group on 16 October 2014 to become a Non-Attached Member. On 27 April 2015 she joined the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group.

See also

References

  1. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2014-results/en/country-results-lv-2014.html
  2. "How many MEPs will each country get after European Parliament elections in 2014?". European Parliament. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  3. "European Elections 2014". Central Election Commission of Latvia. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
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