List of political parties in Latvia

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This is a list of political parties in Latvia. Latvia has a multi-party system, where no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

The parties

Major parties

Parties represented in the Saeima or the European Parliament.

Name Abbr. Leader(s) Ideology Political position MPs MEPs Notes
New Unity
Jaunā Vienotība
JV Krišjānis Kariņš Liberal conservatism,
Liberalism
Centre-right
26 / 100
2 / 8
Members: V, LP
Union of Greens and Farmers
Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība
ZZS Aivars Lembergs Agrarianism,
Conservatism
Centre to centre-right
16 / 100
0 / 8
Members: LZS, LuV, LSDSP
United List
Apvienotais saraksts
AS Uldis Pīlēns Regionalism,
Green conservatism
Centre
15 / 100
0 / 8
Members: LRA, LZP, LP
National Alliance
Nacionālā apvienība
NA Raivis Dzintars National conservatism,
Right-wing populism
Right-wing to far-right
13 / 100
2 / 8
For Stability!
Stabilitātei!
S! Aleksejs Rosļikovs Euroscepticism,
Russian minority politics
Centre
11 / 100
0 / 8
The Progressives
Progresīvie
PRO Kaspars Briškens Progressivism,
Social democracy
Centre-left
10 / 100
0 / 8
Latvia First
Latvija pirmajā vietā
LPV Ainārs Šlesers Right-wing populism,
Vaccine hesitancy
Right-wing
9 / 100
0 / 8
Harmony
Saskaņa
S Jānis Urbanovičs Social democracy,
Russian minority politics
Centre-left
0 / 100
2 / 8
Development/For!
Attīstībai/Par!
AP! Daniels Pavļuts,
Ivars Ijabs
Social liberalism,
Classical liberalism
Centre
0 / 100
1 / 8
Members: Par!, LA, I
Latvian Russian Union
Latvijas Krievu savienība
LKS Tatjana Ždanoka,
Miroslav Mitrofanov
Russian minority politics,
Social conservatism
Big tent
0 / 100
1 / 8

Minor and regional parties

  • Action Party (Rīcības partija)
  • Awakening (Atmoda)
    • Awakening for Latvia (Atmoda Latvijai, formerly For Latvia from the Heart, NSL)
    • Christian Democratic Union (Kristīgi Demokrātiskā Savienība, KDS)
  • Centre Party (Centra partija)[1]
  • For Each and Every One (Katram un katrai, KuK)
  • For a Humane Latvia (Par cilvēcīgu Latviju, PCL)
  • For Latvia and Ventspils (Latvijai un Ventspilij, LuV) – nationally allied with the Union of Greens and Farmers
  • Force of People's Power (Tautas Varas Spēks, TVS)
  • Growth (Izaugsme) – part of Development/For!
  • Heritage of the Fatherland [lv] (Tēvzemes mantojums, TM)
  • Honor to serve Riga (Gods kalpot Rīgai, GKR)
  • National Power Unity (Nacionālā Savienība Taisnīgums, NST)
  • Latgale Party (Latgales partija) – in Latgale; allied with Unity within the New Unity alliance
  • People's Servants for Latvia (Tautas kalpi Latvijai, TKL)
  • Progressive Christian Party (Kristīgi Progresīvā partija, KPP)
  • Latvian Social Democratic Labour Party (Latvijas Sociāldemokrātiskā Strādnieku Partija, LSDSP), part of Union of Greens and Farmers
  • Pirate Party (Pirātu Partija, PP)
  • Republic (Republika, R)
  • Socialist Party of Latvia (Latvijas Sociālistiskā partija, LSP)
  • Sovereign Power (Suverēnā vara, SV)
  • The Conservatives (Konservatīvie, K)
  • United for Latvia (Vienoti Latvijai, VL)

Defunct parties and alliances

See also

References

  1. ^ "Legal entity". Uzņēmumu reģistra tīmekļvietne. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. ^ "Latvian political parties undergo major upheaval". The Baltic Times. July 12, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "People's Party, Skele, ride off into the sunset". The Baltic Times. July 13, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "KNAB izbeidz partijas "Latgales tauta" darbību". nra.lv (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  5. ^ "Latvian Reform Party to be liquidated". The Baltic Course. March 26, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2016.

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