Latvian Central Council

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The Latvian Central Council (LCC) (Latvian: Latvijas Centrālā Padome, LCP) was the pro-independence Latvian resistance movement during World War II in 1943-1945. The LCC was made by members of all former Latvian top politicians and had high aims to be the governing body after the war. Its military units were an alternative to the Soviet partisans also operating in Latvia. [1]

The Latvian Central Council was founded on August 13, 1943 by the members of four biggest Latvian political parties- the Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party, Democratic Center, Latvian Farmers Union and the Latgalian Christian Farmers party. These men survived the Soviet terror and now strived to restore the democratic Republic of Latvia. Konstantīns Čakste was elected as the chairman with deputies Pauls Kalniņš and Ludvigs Sēja as general secretary. Seven commissions were made for most important sectors like defense, foreign affairs and finances.[2]