Latvia coalition holds power as pro-Putin force tops seats

Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma speaks to the press after casting her ballot during general elections in Jaunmarupe, Latvia on October 4, 2014Riga (AFP) – The centre-right coalition of Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma handily won Latvia’s elections amid alarm over a resurgent Russia, while a Kremlin-allied party popular with the country’s sizeable Russian minority narrowly topped the seat count.

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