Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way

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Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way
Latvijas Pirmā partija/Latvijas Ceļš
Leader Ainārs Šlesers
Founded 25 August 2007
Dissolved 1 December 2011
Merger of Latvia's First Party,
Latvian Way
Headquarters Riga
Ideology Conservative liberalism[1]
Social conservatism[1]
Christian democracy
Political position Centre-right[2]
European affiliation European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party
International affiliation Liberal International
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours Purple
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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.[3]


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