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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAmong political parties in Latvia, the largest rating growth was experienced by Harmony in June, whereas the largest rating decline was suffered by New Unity, according to results of a survey by SKDS.

The survey was performed in a time when Pēteris Sproģis was mentioned as a possible president candidate from Harmony. In the end, however, he decided not to become a candidate. The survey was performed prior to the detainment of KPV LV party member Artuss Kaimiņš.

Results of the survey show that Harmony’s rating grew 1.8 percentage points in June when compared to May. The rating of Attīstībai/Par grew by 1.7 percentage points, New Conservative Party’s rating grew 1.6 percentage points, KPV LV party’s rating grew 1.4 percentage points. The rating of Progressive party grew 0.7 percentage points, and the rating of Latvian Association of Regions remained unchanged.

Six parties suffered rating declines in June. New Unity’s rating declined by one percentage point, National Alliance’s rating declined by 0.9 percentage points, SKG Union’s rating declined 0.3 percentage points, the rating of Greens and Farmers Union declined 0.2 percentage points. Ratings of To Latvia from the Heart and Latvian Russians Union declined 0.1 percentage point, according to survey results.

Had elections taken place in June, New Unity would have failed to enter the Saeima, whereas New Conservative Party, on the other hand, would have. This estimate was compiled by proportionally dividing votes of people who had yet to make up their minds.

In June, Harmony remained the most popular political party in Latvia – 21% of respondents said they would vote for it. 14.4% of respondents said they would vote for UGF and 6.1% – for the National Alliance. Other popular political parties include Attīstībai/Par (4.7%), KPV LV (4.4%) and New Conservative Party (4%).

New Unity’s rating in June, according to latest survey data was 2.7%. Latvian Association of Regions had a rating of 1.7%, To Latvia from the Heard – 1.5%, LKS – 1.2%, and Progressive party’s rating was 1.1%.

Ratings of Latvian Social Democrats party, Honour to Serve Riga and Christian Democrats Union were 0.1% in June.

In June, 23.7% of respondents could not tell which party they would vote for (27.5% in May). Another 13.2% of respondents said they do not plan to take part in elections at all.


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