2019 Latvian Presidential Election
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2019 Latvian Presidential Election
2019 Latvian presidential election

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Candidate Egils Levits Didzis ?mits
Electoral vote 61 24

President of Latvia before election

Raimonds V?jonis

Elected President of Latvia

Egils Levits

Indirect presidential elections were held in Latvia on 29 May 2019.

Voting system

Before the first round of the presidential election, the political parties represented in the Saeima nominate their candidate.[1]

The president is elected in the first round if he receives the absolute majority of the deputies, i.e. 51 votes out of 100.[1]

In case of failure, a second round is organized with the same candidates and under the same conditions. If no one is elected, the two candidates who come first are qualified for a third round, and the one who receives 51 votes becomes President of Latvia. The president of the Saeima chairs the electoral college.[1]

In case of failure, the procedure is restarted.[1]

Elections

Candidates for the position of President of Latvia - Egils Levits, Juris Jansons and Didzis ?mits (from left to right)

Latvia's parliament elected former European Court of Justice judge Egils Levits as the Baltic country's next president on Wednesday, a largely ceremonial role that also brings with it limited political powers.

The results of the vote were as follows:[2][3]

Having received 61 votes, Levits began serving a four-year term starting on July 8, when incumbent president Raimonds V?jonis' term came to an end.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "FACTBOX - Presidential Election Procedure In Latvia". UrduPoint. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Egils Levits elected as President of Latvia". Baltic News Network. May 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Saeima chooses Egils Levits as new State President". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. May 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Latvian parliament elects former judge Levits president". May 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019 – via www.reuters.com.

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