Party of the Orthodox

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The Party of the Orthodox was a political party in Latvia during the inter-war period. Primarily representing Russian Orthodox peasants in Latgale, it was led by Archbishop Jānis Pommers.[1]


The party won two seats in the 1925 elections, retaining both in the 1928 elections. It was reduced to a single seat in the 1931 elections.


The party's ideology was focused on the 1920 land reforms and attempts to revise them in favour of their supporters.[1]


  1. ^ a b Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, pp459–460 ISBN 0-313-23804-9