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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

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.

History[edit]

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 results[edit]

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
Increase 13

¹ Result of the Development/For! alliance.

European Parliament[edit]

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
Increase 1

¹ Result of the Development/For! alliance.

Riga City Council[edit]

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 initiative[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)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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