For a Good Latvia

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For a Good Latvia
Par Labu Latviju!
Leader Joint leadership of
Andris Šķēle (PP) and
Ainārs Šlesers (LPP/LC)
Founded 22 April 2010
Dissolved 16 October 2011
Headquarters Riga
Ideology Conservatism[1]
Conservative liberalism[1]
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation People's Party,
Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way
European affiliation European People's Party
(PP),
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party
(LPP/LC)
International affiliation None
European Parliament group Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
(LPP/LC)
Colours Maroon
Saeima
0 / 100
European Parliament
0 / 8
Website
http://parlabulatviju.lv/

For a Good Latvia (Latvian: Par Labu Latviju!, also known as (AŠ)²)[2] was a Latvian right-wing party alliance founded on 22 April 2010 by the People's Party, Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way, the businessmen's movement For a Good Latvia and some smaller parties.[3][4] The initial name (AŠ)² referred to the initials of the party leaders of the People's Party (Andris Šķēle) and LPP/LC (Ainārs Šlesers).[5] Both major parties participating had been doing badly in the polls.[6] It was often regarded as the oligarchs' bloc[7][8] of the Latvian politics. The bloc itself was headed by former Latvian president Guntis Ulmanis. In the 2010 parliamentary election it won a disappointing 8 seats and did not join the governing coalition. In July 2011 the People's Party was dissolved and Ainārs Šlesers' LPP/LC renamed itself the Ainars Šlesers LPP/LC Reform Party, by analogy with the Zatlers' Reform Party. The parliamentary faction of "For a Good Latvia", however, continued to exist until the end of the 10th Saeima and was headed by Edgars Zalāns. In the elections of September 2011, Ainars Šlesers LPP/LC Reform Party failed to win any seats.

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