Table 4 Ethnic parties’ share of seats in the Baltic states

From: Elections, Ethnic Parties, and Ethnic Identification in New Democracies: Evidence from the Baltic States

Country Election year Ethnic majority parties’ share of seats Ethnic minority parties’ share of seats
Estonia
(101 seats)
1990-Mar-18 41.00 % Rahvarinne [popular front]
(43/105)
0.00 %
1992 46.5 % I (29), ERSP (10), Estonian
+(14.9 %)a citizen (8) + popular front (15)
0.00 %
1995 12.90 % IL (8), right wingers (5) 5.90 % MKE (6)
1999 17.80 % IL (18) 5.90 % EURP (6)
2003 6.90 % IL (7) 0.00 %
2007 18.80 % IRL (19) 0.00 %
2011 22.80 % IRL (23) 0.00 %
Latvia
(100 seats)
1990-Mar-18 65.2 % LTF (313/201) 0.00 %
1993 21.00 % TB (6), LNNK (15) 7.00 % L (7)
1995 22.00 % TB (14), LNNK (8) 11.00 % LSP (5)
1998 41.00 % TB/LNNK (17), TP (24) 11.00 % PCTVL (16)
2002 27.00 % TB/LNNK (7), TP (20) 25.00 % PCTVL (25)
2006 31.00 % TB/LNNK (8), TP (23) 23.00 % PCTVL (6), SC (17)
2010 8.00 % TB/LNNK-VL (8) 29.00 % SC (29)
Lithuania
(141 seats)
1990-Feb/Mar 72.70 % Sajudis (101/139) 0.00 %
1992 2.8 % (+21.3 %)a LTS (4) + Sajudis coalition (30) 2.80 % LLRA (4)
1996 2.80 % LTS (3), JL (1) 2.80 % LLRA (3), minority alliance (1)
2000 1.40 % JL (1), LLaS (1) 1.40 % LLRA (2)
2004 0.00 % 1.40 % LLRA (2)
2008 0.00 % 2.10 % LLRA (3)
  1. Number of seats gained by each party in parentheses
  2. aShare of seats won by Popular Front. Sources: Bugajski (2002), Galbreath (2005) Millard (2004), and Rose and Munro (2009)