For Latvia from the Heart

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For Latvia from the Heart

No sirds Latvijai
LeaderInguna Sudraba
Founded2014
HeadquartersRiga
IdeologyConservatism[1]
Social conservatism[1]
Right-wing populism[2]
Political positionRight-wing[2]
European affiliationEuropean Christian Political Movement
ColoursRed, Maroon
Saeima
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European Parliament
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Website
nosirdslatvijai.lv

For Latvia from the Heart (Latvian: No sirds Latvijai) is a conservative[1] political party in Latvia founded in May 2014 by former State Auditor Inguna Sudraba.

History[edit]

The party was established on 5 May 2014 by Inguna Sudraba,[3] a former State Auditor.[4][5]

Although Sudraba had a clean image amongst the Latvian public, the 2014 election campaign saw her being filmed having lunch with an oligarch.[4] In addition, she has refused to fully answer questions about the party's funding.[4] The party campaigned on a general platform of fair wages and pensions, as well as increasing the accountability of government.[6] In the parliamentary elections in October 2014 the party passed the electoral threshold, ensuring representation in the Saeima.

In January 2018, the party faction was removed from Saeima lists due to not having the minimal amount of MPs needed for a parliamentary group, following member Ringolds Balodis’ withdrawal from For Latvia from the Heart.[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament (Saeima)[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government
2014 62,521 6.8
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New opposition
2018 7,114 0.84
0 / 100
Decrease 7 extra-parliamentary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Latvia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Bernd Henningsen, Tobias Etzold, Krister Hanne (2017) The Baltic Sea Region: A Comprehensive Guide: History, Politics, Culture and Economy of a European Role Model, BWV Verlag, p341
  3. ^ Sudraba's For Latvia from the Heart becomes political party The Baltic Course, 6 May 2014
  4. ^ a b c Guide to 2014 Saeima elections: The Parties (Part 3) Public Broadcasting of Latvia, 25 September 2014
  5. ^ "13th Saeima elections: The parties (Part 2)". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ Kaža, Juris (2 October 2014). "Latvians Likely to Vote to Maintain Status Quo in Elections". The Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ "'For Latvia From The Heart' party faction disappears from Saeima lists". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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