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Six contenders make to for SRS director general’s post in second phase of selection

The personnel selection commission responsible for picking the best candidate for the post of director general of the State Revenue Service has picked six contenders for the second stage of the selection process.

Police commence 17 administrative cases for breach of pre-election promotion

State Police commenced seventeen administrative cases on 6 October for violation of pre-election promotion requirements, as confirmed by State Police representative Simona Grāvīte.

Weather will gradually become sunnier and warmer in Latvia this week

Weather will remain cloudy and windy in Latvia, especially along the coast, this week. However, from the middle of the week onward it will gradually become warmer – the sky will clear and air temperature will rise, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

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.

Latvian Saeima election cuts ruling party seats from 56% to 32%

With votes from 1,057 out of 1,078 polling stations of the October 6 Latvian parliamentary election counted, the current three ruling parties look set have lost their majority of 56% seats down to 32%.

Exit polls: Harmony, ‘Attīstībai/Par!’ and National Alliance in top 3

Exit polls conducted outside polling stations in Latvia showed that in the election of the 13th Saeima, the largest voter support has been attracted by the party Harmony, ‘Attīstībai/Par!’, the National Alliance, the New Conservative Party and KPV LV.

Social network reopened after Russia-themed cyber attack

The popular Latvian networking site draugiem.lv is up and running again as usual after being hacked for several hours on Saturday, October 6, as seen by news portal BNN.

Latvian Security Police receives 20 signals regarding possible influencing of voters

So far today Latvian Security Police has received 20 signals regarding possible illegal influencing of voters, as well as possible forgery of election results, according to information compiled by authorities.

Several ID card holders who forgot voter certificates leave election sites disappointed

Multiple Latvian residents arrived at election sites with their ID cards but without their voter certificates. Because of that, they had to leave without having voted, as reported by LETA.

PHOTO: young and old come to elections in Latvia

954 election sites opened their doors to voters in Latvia in the morning of 6 October. They will remain opened until 20:00. Voters of all ages were seen coming to election sites early in the morning: pensioners and residents with children came to vote.

3.42% of voters have cast their votes in 13th Saeima elections

As of 08:30, a total of 53,007 or 3.42% of Latvians with voting rights have cast their votes in 13th Saeima elections, according to information from Central Election Commission.

All election sites in Latvia open with no incidents

All election sites in Latvia’s five regions opened on time for 13th Saeima elections, as confirmed by Central Election Commission representative Kristīne Bērziņa.

Elections in Latvia

In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, state sovereign power belongs to the Latvian Nation. One of the ways residents can use this power is organizing free and democratic elections. 13th Saeima elections will take place in Latvia 6 October 2018.

With help from Omega counter-terrorism unit, State Police rescues a hostage held captive on a yacht

On Wednesday, 3 October, Latvian State Police received information that a Latvian citizen was being held captive on board a yacht in the waters of the Baltic Sea.

Latvian Agriculture Ministry to propose reducing VAT on meat, milk, bread and fish

Agriculture Ministry plans to propose reducing value added tax rate for meat, milk, bread and fish, as confirmed by Agriculture Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Ringolds Arnītis.

Meteorologists predict warm weather in Latvia next week

On Friday, 5 October, Latvia’s coastal regions will experience strong wind, which will calm down around Saturday. Weather will change at the beginning of next week. An anticyclone will approach Latvia from the south-west, bringing warm masses of air to the country, as reported by Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

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