Jānis Ikstens is a Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Latvia.
Jānis Ikstens is a Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Latvia. He has previously been affiliated with the Vidzeme University College in Valmiera, Latvia.
His main research interests are related to parties and party systems in Eastern Europe, party and campaign finance as well as voting behaviour. His major publications include Public Finance and Post-Communist Party Development (2008, Ashgate) and Founding Elections in Latvia (2011, Nomos). He has worked as a private consultant for national and international clients, and has held several administrative positions in higher education.
Parliamentary election in Latvia, 1 October 2022
The 100-strong unicameral legislature of Latvia, the Saeima, is elected on the first Saturday of October once in four years. The country operates a flexible party list system affording voters the option of casting both negative and positive preference votes. The threshold of five per cent of valid ballots nationally is aimed at reducing the … Continuedlire l'article
Elections in Europe: 2022