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Tuesday 23.10.2018 | Name days: Daina, Dainida, Dainis

Latvian parties name priorities; government formation talks commence

Political parties that might participate in the formation of the government have named their priorities in the new government. Officially talks are to commence on Tuesday, 9 October.

Inflation level in Latvia reaches 3.2%

Compared to September 2017, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.2 % in September 2018. Prices of goods grew by 3.3 % and prices of services by 2.9 %. Compared to 2015, consumer prices were by 6.2 % higher in September 2018.

Harmony’s Dombrovskis ready to organize minority coalition if need be

Harmony political party’s prime minister candidate Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis would be ready to take the reins of a minority coalition if need be. He also added in an interview to Latvijas Radio 8 October that Harmony won 13th Saeima elections and it is only fair, he said, that President Raimonds Vējonis should offer the role of forming the next government to the party that won.

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.

Romania referendum against gay marriage ends with insufficient turnout

Romania has held a referendum on the definition of marriage in the country's constitution to exclude the possibility of homosexual marriage, but a low voter turnout means that the definition would stay unchanged.

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 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.

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