Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way

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Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way

Latvijas Pirmā partija/Latvijas Ceļš
LeaderAinārs Šlesers
Founded25 August 2007
Dissolved1 December 2011[1]
Merger ofLatvia's First Party,
Latvian Way
IdeologyConservative liberalism[2]
Social conservatism[2]
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right[3]
European affiliationEuropean Liberal Democrat and Reform Party
International affiliationLiberal International
European Parliament groupAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
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Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way (Latvian: Latvijas Pirmā partija/Latvijas Ceļš, LPP/LC) was a political party in Latvia created from the merger of the Christian-democratic Latvia's First Party (LPP), the liberal Latvian Way (LC) and the regionalist We for our District and Vidzeme Union in 2007. These parties had already formed an electoral coalition in 2006. The unified party was led by Ainārs Šlesers, the former LPP chairman. It was dissolved in December 2011.[1]

At the 2010 election, the party ran as part of For a Good Latvia with the People's Party. LPP/LC won three of the alliance's eight seats. After the People's Party's dissolution in 2011, the party renamed itself the Šlesers LPP/LC Reform Party[4] and ran alone in the 2011 election, but won only 2.4% of the vote: failing to cross the 5% electoral threshold, and so lost all of its seats. The party then had its name reverted to LPP/LC. At the end of 2011, the party congress decided to disband the party.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Petrova, Alla (December 2, 2011). "Slesers' Reform Party LPP/LC to be liquidated". The Baltic Course. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2011). "Latvia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013.
  3. ^ [1] Archived October 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Another party to name itself Reform Party". Baltic News Network. LETA. August 5, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.

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