Latvian Parliamentary Elections 2006 – Stabilization of the Party System?


Martin Kozák
(martin.kozak@mail_muni_cz)

Abstract:

The article deals with the election of the Latvian Parliament – Saeima – held in October 2006. For the first time in modern Latvian history, the election results brought, at least a partial stabilization of the party system. The article puts emphasis on the outcomes in five electoral districts underlining two dominant cleavages – socioeconomic and especially nationalistic.

Keywords: Latvia, elections, party system, electoral districts, cleavages.

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