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RIGA, October 5. /TASS/. According to the first preliminary data of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Latvia from 494 polling stations of the total 1,054 [both in the country and abroad], the social democratic party Solgasiye (Concord), representing the interests of the Russian-speaking population of the country, led by Riga’s first Russian mayor Nil Ushakov, is leading at the parliamentary elections.
The Union of Greens and Farmers, led by Aivars Lembergs, mayor of the port city of Ventsipls, is second.
According to the CEC, Soglasiye has won 23.46% of the vote and the Union of Green and Farmers has been supported by 22.77% of citizens. The third in the race is the Unity association, member of which is Latvia’s current Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, with 22.15% of the vote.
Also, the Everything for Latvia! - for Fatherland and Freedom nationalistic alliance and Latvian Association of Regions have cleared the 5-percent election barrier for getting to parliament.