RIGA - An online petition calling for the dissolution of Saeima has gathered at least 40,000 signatures since its launch on Latvija.lv web portal on November 15, LETA observed.
In the second week of the signature drive, supporter activity significantly decreased in comparison with the first week, with only some 400 signatures collected in the second week as compared to 36,000 in the first week.
Representatives of the Center Party, which initiated the campaign, said that the total number of signatures collected under the petition was higher than the figure shown on Latvija.lv portal because the petition is also available for non-electronic signing.
As reported, the Central Election Commission in November registered an initiative from the association Power to the Latvian People and the Center Party to organize a signature drive calling for emergency Saeima elections. The signature drive will go until November 14, 2020.
According to law, 154,865 signatures must be collected to call a referendum on this matter.