Party for Peace and Order

The Party for Peace and Order was a conservative political party in Latvia during the inter-war period.

HistoryEdit

The party was established in 1925,[1] and won two seats in the 2nd Saeima elections of 1925. It was reduced to a single seat in the 1928 elections, which it retained in the 1931 elections of 4th Saeima.

IdeologyEdit

The party held similar views to the Landlords' Party in neighbouring Estonia,[1] supporting a classical capitalist economic policy and advocating private property rights.[2] It usually sat in the Saeima alongside the National Union and Christian National Union and some Latgalian parties, in a grouping known as the "National Bloc".[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p456 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ McHale, p384