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Latvian Development

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. The party was founded in 2013 by Einars Repše who was Prime Minister of Latvia between 2002 and 2004 and Minister of Finance between 2009 and 2010. Internationally the party is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, a grouping of centrist and liberal parties from across Europe.[2]

For Latvia's Development

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

On 29 November 2014 Juris Pūce was elected as the new chairperson and a new political manifesto was adopted.[3]

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.

Party leader Pūce holds a Master’s degree from the University of Latvia Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Management. From 2010 to 2013, he was State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He previously also taught at the University of Latvia.

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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 Within 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

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.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.attistibai.lv/en/about-us About Us – Latvijas attīstībai
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  3. ^ http://www.aldeparty.eu/en/news/juris-puce-new-chairperson-latvijas-attistibai
  4. ^ "Coalition sceptical about approving Cohabitation Law". Baltic News Network. LETA. March 24, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015.

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