Saeima

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Saeima
Saeima logo.png
Type
Type
History
Founded7 November 1922
Disbanded
Leadership
Speaker
Ināra Mūrniece, National Alliance
Since November 4, 2014
Structure
Seats100
Latvia Saeima May 2021.svg
Political groups
Government (47)
  •   JKP (15)
  •   AP! (12)
  •   NA (12)
  •   JV (8)
    •   V (7)
    •   LP (1)

Supported by (10)

Opposition (43)

  •   SDPS (18)
  •   ZZS (10)
    •   LZS (3)
    •   LZP (2)
    •   LuV (2)
    •   DNP (1)
    •   LP (1)
    •   Independent (1)
  •   The Independents (6)
    •   PCL (3)
    •   LuK (2)
    •   Independents (1)
  •   Unaffiliated (9)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Open list proportional representation with a 5% electoral threshold
Last election
6 October 2018
Next election
2022 or before
Meeting place
Saeimas sēžu zāle.jpg
House of the Livonian Noble Corporation, Riga
Website
www.saeima.lv

The Saeima is the parliament of the Republic of Latvia. It is a unicameral parliament made up of 100 members who are elected by proportional representation. Elections are scheduled to be held once every four years,.

The President of Latvia can dismiss the Saeima and call early elections.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zatlers nolemj rosināt Saeimas atlaišanu" [Zatlers decides to initiate thedissolution of the Saeima]. Delfi (in Latvian). May 28, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.