Civic Union (Latvia)

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Civic Union
Pilsoniskā savienība
Leader Girts Valdis Kristovskis
Founded 26 April 2008
Dissolved 6 August 2011
Merged into Unity
Headquarters Arsenāla iela 3-2, Riga
Ideology Conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation European People's Party[1]
International affiliation None
European Parliament group European People's Party (2008-2011)
Colours Maroon, white, gold

The Civic Union (Latvian: Pilsoniskā savienība, PS) was a political party in Latvia. It was founded in 2008 and most of its members came from the For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK and New Era Party. A liberal conservative party, it was part of the European People's Party at the European level. It has also been described as centre-right[2] or right-wing.[3][4]

The party was part of the coalition government led by Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis.[4] The Civic Union controlled the Latvia Ministry of Defence under the then-Minister Imants Viesturs Lieģis. A party leader was Sandra Kalniete, a former European Commissioner.

In the 2009 European Parliament election the Civic Union won over 24% of the vote in Latvia and gained two Members of the European Parliament.[5]

On 6 August 2011, it merged with two other parties to form the new political party Unity.[6]


  1. ^ EPP/Member parties
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. (1 March 2010). Britannica Book of the Year 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. pp. 429–. ISBN 978-1-61535-366-8. 
  3. ^ "As it happened: Euro elections 09". BBC. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Country profile: Latvia". BBC. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  5. ^ European election results 2009 for Latvia Archived January 27, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
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