Latvian Parliamentary Elections in Northern Ireland
Following the dissolution of the Latvian parliament (Saeima) after the national referendum held on 23rd July, parliamentary elections will take place on Saturday 17th September 2011 to elect a new government for the Republic of Latvia.
The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Northern Ireland, has for a second time been entrusted by the Embassy of Latvia in London to facilitate Latvian citizens to cast their vote at The Latvian Consulate Office, which is based in Drumalane Mill, The Quays, Newry.
The result of the Referendum was an overwhelming majority vote in favour of the dissolution of the 10th government of the Republic of Latvia, resulting in the emergency Parliamentary elections being announced by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Latvia.
Hosting the parliamentary elections at the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Northern Ireland, will enable all Latvian citizens residing in or visiting Northern Ireland to cast their vote in this very important ballot. All Latvian citizens are encouraged to use their constitutional rights to vote and therefore strengthen the Country’s democracy and improve the political and economic environment.
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Northern Ireland, Dr Gerard O’Hare CBE, Managing Director of Parker Green International, said:
“It is a great honour for us here in Newry to be engaged in the process of change of the Latvian government and the hosting the parliamentary elections for Latvian citizens here in Northern Ireland. Holding these elections here in Newry gives the Latvian people here in Northern Ireland and the border counties the opportunity to have their say on the political landscape in Latvia. It is our aim to ensure that all Latvian citizens here are made aware of their opportunity to vote at The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Northern Ireland in Newry.”
The parliamentary elections to elect a new government for Latvia will take place at the official polling station in Northern Ireland, The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Northern Ireland at Drumalane Mill, The Quays, Newry, BT35 8QS, Co. Down.
The Polling Station will operate on Saturday 17th September from 7am to 8pm (local time). For further information please visit
www.latvia-ni.co.uk, telephone +44 (0) 28 3025 4577 or
In order to participate in the parliamentary elections, Latvian citizens with the right to vote must be over 18 years old and present a valid Latvian passport at the polling station.