Latvian coalition parties headed for victory

October 4, 2014 10:28 PM

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RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia's center-right coalition government appeared headed for victory Saturday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis and worries over how to deal with resurgent neighbor Russia.

The three-party coalition government, which has welcomed the buildup of NATO forces in the region as protection against Russia, was winning 62 percent of the vote, according to three exit polls released after voting closed.

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