1925 Latvian presidential election

The 1925 presidential elections in Latvia took place on November 6, 1925 over a two parliamentary period. In the elections with three candidates, Jānis Čakste was re-elected as the President of Latvia.

1925 Latvian presidential election

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Nominee Jānis Čakste Kārlis Ulmanis Jānis Pliekšāns
Party Democratic Centre LZS LSDSP
Electoral vote 60 31 Withdrew

Votes by MPs
Votes by MPs

President before election

Jānis Čakste
Democratic Centre

Elected President

Jānis Čakste
Democratic Centre


Candidate Party
Jānis Čakste Democratic Centre
Kārlis Ulmanis Latvian Farmers' Union
Jānis Pliekšāns LSDSP

Election process and resultsEdit

The first ballot failed to elect the president because no candidate received more than 50 votes. Jānis Pliekšāns won 33 votes, Kārlis Ulmanis won 32, and Čakste won 29. Each candidate only received the total number of votes of members of the same party. In the second ballot, the LSDSP withdrew Pliekšāns' candidacy, which gave Čakste 60 votes.[1]

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Jānis PliekšānsLatvian Social Democratic Workers' Party3335.11
Kārlis UlmanisLatvian Farmers' Union3234.043134.07
Jānis ČaksteDemocratic Centre2930.856065.93


  1. ^ "Jānis Čakste". President.lv (in Latvian). Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.