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National Parliament Composition

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Government

Head of State (President)Edgars Rinkēvičs (*-EPP)
Head of Government (PM)Evika Siliņa (V-EPP)
Parties in GovernmentUnity (V-EPP)
Latvian Farmers’ Union (LZS~RE)
The Progressives (P-Greens/EFA)
Latvian Social Democratic Workers’ Party (LSDSP-S&D)
For Latvia and Ventspils (LuV~RE)

Parties

Vienotība (V)
Unity
Leader: Arvils Ašeradens
Orientation: Centre-right
EP Affiliation: EPP (EPP-EPEPP PartyNI-PACE)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2011-…

Note: V is part of the Jaunā Vienotība (JV) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about JV.

Nacionālā Apvienība (NA)
National Alliance
Leader: Raivis Dzintars
Orientation: National-conservative
EP Affiliation: ECR (ECR-EP, ECR Party)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2011-…

Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Latvijas Zemnieku savienība (LZS)
Latvian Farmers’ Union
Leader: Armands Krauze
Orientation: Centre-right
EP Affiliation: ~ RE (ALDE-PACERE-CoR)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1990-…

Note: LZS is part of the Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība (ZZS) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about ZZS.

Stabilitātei! (ST!)
For Stability!
Leader: Aleksejs Rosļikovs
Orientation: Centrist
EP Affiliation: →NI (as per communication of the party with Europe Elects)
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2021-…

Progresīvie (P)
The Progressives
Leaders: Justīne Panteļējeva and Andris Šuvajevs
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (EGPSOC)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration
Years active: 2017-…

Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Latvija pirmajā vietā (LPV)
Latvia First
Leader: Ainārs Šlesers
Orientation: Christian fundamentalist
EP Affiliation: ECR (ECPMNI-PACE; NA claimed that it will block LPV’s accession to the ECR group)
EU Stance: Somewhat opposed to EU integration (party source)
Years active: 2021-…

Latvijas Reģionu Apvienība (LRA)
Latvian Association of Regions
Leader: Edvards Smiltēns
Orientation: Regionalist
EP Affiliation: →EPP (intention to join EPP per the information shared with Europe Elects on March 21, 2021; NI-PACE)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2020-…

Note: LRA is part of the Apvienotais saraksts (AS) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Latvijas Zaļā partija (LZP)
Latvian Green Party
Leader: Edgars Tavars
Orientation: Centre-right, Green politics
EP Affiliation: ~ EPP|RE|Greens/EFA (EPP-PACE, RE-CoR, cooperation with Estonian Greens (Greens/EFA))
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1990-…

Note: LZP is part of the Apvienotais saraksts (AS) alliance.

Latvijas Sociāldemokrātiskā strādnieku partija (LSDSP)
Latvian Social Democratic Workers’ Party
Leader: Jānis Dinevičs
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation: S&D (PES)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 1904-…

Note: LSDSP is a part of the Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība (ZZS) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about ZZS.

Latvijai un Ventspilij (LuV)
For Latvia and Ventspils
Leader: Aivars Lembergs
Orientation: Localism
EP Affiliation: ~RE (RE-CoR)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 1994-…

Note: LuV is part of the Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība (ZZS) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about ZZS.

Liepājas partija (Liepāja)
Liepāja Party
Leader: Uldis Sesks
Orientation: Localist
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2004-…

Note: Liepājas Partija is part of the Apvienotais saraksts (AS) alliance.

Gods kalpot Rīgai! (GKR)
Honour to Serve Riga!
Leader: Oļegs Burovs
Orientation: Localist
EP Affiliation: S&D (S&D)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2012-…

Note: GKR ran on the list of LPV (*) in the 2022 elections.

Daugavpils novada partija (DNP)
Daugavpils Municipality Party
Leader: Arvīds Kucins
Orientation: Localist
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2012-…

Note: DNP is part of the Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība (ZZS) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about ZZS.

Apvienība Jaunlatvieši (AJ)
Alliance of Young Latvians
Leader: Rūdolfs Brēmanis, Edgars Dārznieks, Artūrs Klēbahs
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration (party source)
Years active: 2023-…

Power of People’s Rule (TVS)
Tautas varas spēks
Leader: Valentīns Jeremejevs
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2007-…

Kustība Par! (Par!)
Movement For!
Leader: Laima Geikina, Vladislava Marāne and Inese Voika
Orientation: Liberal
EP Affiliation: RE (ALDE Party, ALDE-PACE)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2017-…

Note: Par! was part of the Attīstībai/Par! (AP!) alliance between 2018 and 2022. Watch here our video from 2018 about AP!.

Latvijas attīstībai (LA)
For Latvia’s Development
Leader: Ivars Ijabs, Artūrs Toms Plešs and Elīna Stapulone
Orientation: Liberal
EP Affiliation: RE (RE, ALDE Party)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2013-…

Note: LA was part of the Attīstībai/Par! (AP!) alliance between 2018 and 2022. Watch here our video from 2018 about AP!.

Izaugsme (I)
Growth
Leader: Andris Skride
Orientation: Centrist
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2013-…

Note: I is part of the Attīstībai/Par! (AP!) alliance. Watch here our video from 2018 about AP!.

Latgales partija (LP)
Latgale Party
Leader: Jānis Lāčplēsis
Orientation: Regionalist
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2012-…

Note: Latgale Party ran as a part of the Jaunā Vienotība (JV) alliance in 2018 and on the list of the Attīstībai/Par! (AP!) alliance in 2022.

Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa” (S)
Social Democratic Party “Harmony”
Leader: Nils Ušakovs, Andris Morozovs & Regīna Ločmele
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation: S&D (S&D, PES, PA, SOC)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2010-…

Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Latvijas Sociālistiskā partija (LSP)
Socialist Party of Latvia
Leader: Vladimirs Frolovs
Orientation: Far-left (Rooduijn et al., 2023)
EP Affiliation: ~NI (former INITIATIVE affiliate)
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1994-…

Note: LSP runs on the list of Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa” (S)

Platforma 21 (P21)
Platform 21
Leader: Raimonds Lazdiņš
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2021-…

Note: Until February 2022, known as Law and Order (LuK); until March 2023, known as For Each and Every One (KuK)

Par cilvēcīgu Latviju (PCL)
For a Humane Latvia
Leader: Jurģis Miezainis
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: →EPP (intention to join EPP)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2016-…

Note:
Until February 2021 and between March and June 2021 known as Who Owns the State? (KPV LV). The party runs as part of the Tauta. Zeme. Valsts. multiparty alliance in the European Parliament 2024 election. The alliance collectively stated that it intends to join the ID group in the EU Parliament.

Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Latvijas Krievu Savienība (LKS)
Latvian Russian Union
Leader: Tatjana Ždanoka and Miroslavs Mitrofanovs
Orientation: Diverse (self-proclaimed Russian minority interest)
EP Affiliation: NI (NI-EP)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2007-…

Note: In the 2024 European Parliament election, the party runs as part of the Centra partija multiparty list.

Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Suverēnā vara (SV)
Sovereign Power
Leader: Jūlija Stepaņenko
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: ECR (ECPM)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2005-…

Konservatīvie (K)
The Conservatives
Leader: Gatis Eglītis
Orientation: Centre-right
EP Affiliation: →EPP (intention to join EPP, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2014-…

Note: Until February 2022 known as the New Conversative Party (JKP).
Watch here our video from 2018 about the party.

Republika (R)
Republic
Leader: Sandis Ģirģens
Orientation: Centrist
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU ingration
Years active: 2021-…

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