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RIGA, September 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Latvia’s Head of the Central Elections Commission /CEC/ Arnis Cimdars will voice early results of the parliamentary elections during a special briefing on Sunday, press service of the commission told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
Latvia’s early parliamentary elections took place on Saturday. 13 political parties and unions, who represented 1,092 candidates, competed for 100 seats. The republic had 950 election stations, and 39 election stations were organised outside the country.
The population of Latvia is about 2.2 million, where almost 1.6 million have a right to vote. About 345,000 could not participate in the voting. They are Russian-speaking ‘non-citizens’, who were deprived of citizenship and the right to vote following Latvia’s separation from the USSR.