RIGA - With just six parties elected, some analysts have hailed the results of the Oct. 3 polls as a victory for common sense and stability. However, forming a government is going to be a bitter process that might put the clear winners into opposition.With 24 seats in the 100 member chamber, the biggest faction in the new Parliament will be the People's Party, followed by Latvia's Way with 21 and For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK with 17. There were big gains for the left, with the National Harmony Party winning 16 places and the Social Democratic Alliance 14. The New Party will be the smalle...
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