Society for Political Change

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Society for Political Change

Sabiedrība Citai Politikai
LeaderAigars Štokenbergs
Founded6 September 2008
Dissolved6 August 2011
Merged intoUnity
HeadquartersRiga, Audēju street 8
IdeologySocial liberalism[1]
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
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The Society for Political Change (Latvian: Sabiedrība Citai Politikai, SCP) was a social-liberal[2] political party in Latvia founded on 6 September 2008. Its members include two former ministers, former foreign minister Artis Pabriks and former economics minister Aigars Štokenbergs; its first president was economist Gatis Kokins.[3]

The SCP ran as part of the Unity rainbow party alliance in the 2010 parliamentary election to the Saeima. The party won six seats, out of the list's total of 33. After the election, the SCP demanded that the right-wing National Alliance,[4] which includes previous coalition partners For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK, be excluded from the new government, which included Unity and the Union of Greens and Farmers.[5]

On 6 August 2011, it merged with two other parties to form the new political party Unity.[6]


  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2011). "Latvia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26.
  2. ^ Daniele Caramani (2013). The Europeanization of Politics. Cambridge University Press. p. 310. ISBN 978-1-107-11867-6.
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  4. ^ "Latvia PM party has fresh doubts over 3-party govt". Reuters. 25 October 2010.
  5. ^ Eglitis, Aaron (25 October 2010). "Latvia to Form Two-Party Government as Nationalists Left Out".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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