Political Union of Economists

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The Political Union of Economists (Latvian: Tautsaimnieku politiskā apvienība), abbreviated to TPA, was a centre-left political party in Latvia during the 1990s.[1] It was strongly pro-economic liberalisation.[2] It was founded in February 1994, and was led by Edvīns Kibe.[2]

The party was founded as an eight-deputy split from Harmony for Latvia after the 1993 election;[1] the other part became the left-wing National Harmony Party. The TPA joined the coalition government led by Māris Gailis in September 1994, after Latvian Way refused to increase agricultural tariffs.[3] In the 1995 election, the party won 1.5% of the vote: failing to cross the 5% election threshold to win any seats.