Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way
|Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way|
|Founded||25 August 2007|
|Dissolved||1 December 2011|
|Merger of||Latvia's First Party,
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
|European affiliation||European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party|
|European Parliament group||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe|
|Politics of Latvia
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.
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 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.
- "Parties and Elections in Europe, "Latvia", The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck". Parties & Elections. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
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- Шлесерс покидает свой пост и ликвидирует ЛПП/ЛЦ Delfi, 2011(Russian)
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