Saturday, August 2, 2008

August 2 refrendum day (updated)

Until 16.00 there were 30.09% of Latvian voters or 445 076 persons who voted in the referendum already. The next announcement from the Central election bureau should be at 20.00 local time.

Updated (Monday morning)

At the end 628 831 voters turned out and it was insufficient number for considering this plebiscite valid. However, this number means that 40,09% of all the eligible voters in Latvia wanted to see transformaion of the stagnant political system. Among the referendum participants there were 608 000 voters who said AYE and 19 000 naysayers.

To give you comparative perspective there were 469 934 voters who voted for the governing coalition parties (People's Party (TP) 177 481, Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) 151 595, Latvian First Party and Latvian Way Union (LPP/LC) 77 869, Fatherland Union (TB/LNNK) 62 989) during the last parliamentary elections in 2006, which could have been announced illegal by the Supreme Court of Latvia, and when the total voters turnout was 60,98%.

One issue is clear now - the rift between the governing "elite" and the voters cannot be really healed without snap elections in Latvia.

7 comments:

KT said...

esitaks sulle maailma kõige totakama küsimuse, mida tavaliselt esitatakse sportlaste jma. artistide käest: "no mis tunne nüüd on?"

tavaliselt küsitakse seda just siis, kui nt maratoonar on end kuidagi finishisse lohistanud ja vaevu lõõtsutades verist vahtu suunurgast püsib.

mitte et sinu olukord nii hull oleks, aga ikkagi. pingutasid mis pingutasid ... aga näe.

mis saab edasi?

Baltic said...

Istanbulist vaadates tunne on korras:) Kartsin et tuleb vaehem kui pool miljonit, kuid 608 tuhat on ikka maerk sellest, et usaldamatus erakonnapoliitika ja valijate vahel aina suureneb...

Kolmpaeval Zatlers kutsunud Saeima erakorralise kooseoleku, ja tahab Egils Levits (Euroopa Inimoigute kohtu liikme) juhitud komisjoni pakutud muudatused, mida Zatlers on Seimile juba saatnud arutada, et need oleks kuni uue aastani vastuvoetud.

NALJAKAS - 4 paeva peale referendumit NOUE kutsuda kokku erakorraline koosolek, kuid siis anda 5 kuud arutamaks pohieduste muudatuste yle....

2/3 on vaja pohiseaduste muudatustele, ja seega koalitsiooni erakonnad PEAVAD opositisiooniga kokkulepele joudma...kas seda juhtub, seda naeitab AEG:)

P.S. 23.08 on veel ka pensioniseaduste referendum tulekul:)

Dalia said...

Well said.

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