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For Latvia's Development (Latvian: Latvijas attīstībai; LA) is a classical liberal political party in Latvia. The party is one of the members of the Development/For! alliance since 2018.

For Latvia's Development

Latvijas attīstībai
LeaderJuris Pūce
Founded15 December 2013[1]
HeadquartersBlaumaņa iela 5a Riga LV-1011
IdeologyClassical liberalism[2]
Pro-Europeanism
Cultural liberalism
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationDevelopment/For!
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
ColoursRed, white
Saeima
4 / 100
European Parliament
0 / 8
Website
attistibai.lv

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HistoryEdit

The party was founded in 2013 by the former Prime Minister of Latvia Einars Repše.[1]

Internationally the party is a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, a grouping of centrist and liberal parties from across Europe, since April 2013.[3]

On 29 November 2014 Juris Pūce was elected as the new chairperson and a new political manifesto was adopted.[4]

With the adoption of the new manifesto the party defined itself as a liberal party that "appreciates and values" individual freedom and equal treatment before the law regardless of nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or physical and mental abilities.

Election resultsEdit

Parliament (Saeima)Edit

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 8,156 0.89
0 / 100
New
2018 ¹ 101,685 12,04
13 / 100
  13

¹ Result of the Development/For! alliance.

European ParliamentEdit

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 9,421 2.12 (#8)
0 / 8
New
2019 ¹ 58,763 12.25 (#5)
1 / 8
  1

¹ Result of the Development/For! alliance.

Riga City CouncilEdit

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government
20172 34,176 13.66 (#2)
9 / 60
New in opposition

2 In an electoral alliance with Latvian Association of Regions.

Cohabitation Law initiativeEdit

On 23 March 2015 party leader Juris Pūce launched a signature collection campaign on ManaBalss.lv for the adoption of a Cohabitation Law in Latvia[5] that received more than 10,000 signatures, but was rejected by the Saeima on 15 March 2018.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "For Latvia's Development becomes political party with Repse as chairman". The Baltic Course. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "About Us". Attistibai.lv. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ "ALDE Party - Member Parties | ALDE Party". aldeparty.eu. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Coalition sceptical about approving Cohabitation Law". Baltic News Network. LETA. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Saeima rejects public initiative calling for Cohabitation Law". The Baltic Course. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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