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Exit polls indicate re-election of Latvia's PM

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Exit polls indicate re-election of Latvia's PM

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The incumbent prime minister of Latvia and her centre-right coalition look likely to retain power after Saturday’s general election.

That is according to the latest exit poll results.

The government of Laimdota Straujuma had highlighted its hard line against Russia, its neighbour and former ruler, over Ukraine.

The main Concord pro-Russian opposition had been polling about five percentage points behind the coalition government.

Russians make up more than a fifth of voters in Latvia.

Election campaigning shifted from concerns about the economy to security.

The pro-Russian opposition did not support a parliamentary resolution that supported Ukraine against what the text called “Russian aggression.”