United for Latvia

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United for Latvia

Vienoti Latvijai
LeaderInese Muhamberga
Founded2011
HeadquartersVentspils iela 4-10, Rēzekne, LV4601
IdeologyEconomic liberalism
Populism
Russian minority politics[citation needed]
Political positionCentre to centre-right
European affiliationnone
International affiliationnone
ColoursPurple, Green
Saeima
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European Parliament
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Website
vienotilatvijai.lv

United for Latvia (Latvian: Vienoti Latvijai) is a populist and economically liberal political party in Latvia. It was founded in 2011 in Rēzekne and in 2013 Ainārs Šlesers became party chairman. Šlesers has been dubbed one of the three "oligarchs" prominent in Latvian politics,[1] and United for Latvia marks his return to electoral politics. He was previously leader of Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way and has served in several governments of Latvia including as Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Aigars Kalvītis and Minister of Transport in the second government of Ivars Godmanis, both of whom are party members. Other formerly prominent Latvian politicians who are now party members include Jānis Jurkāns and Jānis Straume. The party is yet to win seats in the Saeima or the European Parliament. Šlesers and several other party members have been in the past among the Latvian politicians most willing to cooperate with Harmony and other Russian parties in Latvia.

In February 2016, Inese Muhamberga replaced Šlesers as party leader.[2] In May 2018 she announced that the party will not contest the 2018 Latvian parliamentary election.[3]

Election results[edit]

Parliament (Saeima)[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2014 10,788 1.18
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eglitis, Aaron. "Latvians Weary of Corruption to Oust Oligarchs as GDP Lags" Bloomberg.com September 13, 2011
  2. ^ "Šlesers atstājis partijas «Vienoti Latvijai» vadību". LSM.lv (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ DELFI (2018-05-17). "Partija 'Vienoti Latvijai' nestartēs Saeimas vēlēšanās (United for Latvia will not participate in the Saeima elections)". DELFI (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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