Unity (Latvian political party)
6 August 2011 (party)
|Merger of||New Era Party,
Society for Other Politics
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party|
|Politics of Latvia
Unity (Latvian: Vienotība) registered as Latvian: Partija "VIENOTĪBA" Party "UNITY" is a liberal-conservative political party in Latvia, founded as an electoral alliance of the New Era Party, Civic Union, and the Society for Other Politics on 6 March 2010. It was reportedly founded in a bid to form a counterweight to the left-wing Harmony Centre alliance, which had been strengthening in polls and elections, while the other right-wing parties (People's Party, For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK and LPP/LC) were below the electoral threshold of 5%.
Its leader, Solvita Āboltiņa, is the Speaker of the Saeima. Laimdota Straujuma is the current Prime Minister, and another five Unity members are serving as ministers in the 2011-2014 government. For the 2014 general election, Unity announced an electoral pact with the Reform Party.
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