1925 Latvian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Latvia on 3 and 4 October 1925.[1] The Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party remained the largest party, winning 32 of the 100 seats.[2]

Electoral systemEdit

For the elections the country was divided into five constituencies, electing a total of 97 MPs using proportional representation. The three remaining seats were awarded to the parties with the highest vote totals that had failed to win a seat in any of the five constituencies.[3]

The list system used was made flexible, as voters were able to cross out candidates' names and replace them with names from other lists.[3] However, only 26.03% of voters made any changes to the lists.[3] To register a list for the election parties needed only collect 100 signatures.[4] A total of 141 lists were registered, although only 93 competed.[4]

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party260,98731.3732+2
Latvian Farmers' Union125,07015.0316–1
Latgalian Christian Peasant and Catholic Party44,2315.325–1
Committee of the German Baltic Parties42,2485.084–2
Democratic Centre31,6803.815–1
Union of Social Democrats – Mensheviks and Rural Workers30,0253.614–3
National Union27,5533.313–1
Old Believers20,8432.502+1
Latgalian Progressive Party20,1312.422New
New Farmers' Union18,5522.2330
Polish-Catholic Latvian Union of Poles17,5372.112New
Latgalian Labour Party15,9261.912–2
Christian National Union14,7361.772–2
New Farmers-Small Landowners Party14,3721.733New
Party for Peace and Order13,9481.682New
Agudas Israel13,4771.6220
Latgalian Farmers Party13,2031.592+1
National Farmers' Union11,6141.401New
Russian Public Workers' Association10,6621.281New
Mizrachi10,5441.271New
Party of the Orthodox10,2451.232New
Congress of Destroyed Areas9,8141.181New
Latgalian Non-Partisan Union7,2470.871New
Zionist Party6,4220.7710
Latvian Work Union6,3090.760New
Bund5,7330.6910
United Citizens' List4,1380.500New
Union of Christian and Working People3,5300.420New
War Invalids' List3,4960.4200
LDP3,3310.400New
Jewish National Democratic Party2,7230.330New
United List of Latgalian United Workers, Craftsmen, Small Landholders and Labour Intelligentsia2,2500.270New
Democrats Union1,9770.240New
Union of Latvian Belarusian Landless Farmers, Workers and Small Peasant Citizens1,9100.230New
Union of Riga Outskirts1,1390.140New
Histadruth-Hacionith9710.120New
Latgalian Group of Working People9160.110New
LZSI8740.110New
Estonian Group6050.0700
Latvian National Workers' Party5150.060New
Russian People's Workers' Party2410.030New
Salmins1820.020New
Independent Non-Partisan Economic Group of Latvia1780.020New
Total832,085100.001000
Valid votes832,08599.21
Invalid/blank votes6,6100.79
Total votes838,695100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,120,02674.88
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1122 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1143
  3. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p1113
  4. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1105