European union

Latvia:

The Latvian parliament (Saeima)
Chaiperson: Ingrida Udre
Members: 100


Parliamentary groupPeople's Party
Deputies23
Information for the partyThe People's Party (Latvian: Tautas Partija) is a political party in Latvia. It describes itself as a conservative party. Tautas Partija was founded in 1998 by Andris Skele, a businessman and former prime minister, who was the chairman of the party until 2002. Because of Skele's powerful personality, many voters identified the party with its leader during this period. In 2002, Skele left politics and Atis Slakteris became the chairman of Tautas Partija. Currently, Tautas Partija has 20 of the 100 seats in Saeima, the parliament of Latvia.
Tautas Partija is a part of European People's Party. The last parliamentary elections in the country were held in 2006.
http://www.tautaspartija.lv

Parliamentary groupNew Era Party
Deputies18
Information for the partyNew Era Party (Jaunais Laiks) is a conservative political party in Latvia.
It was founded in 2001 by Einars Repse. In 2002 election campaign, New Era promised to combat corruption and tax evasion. New Era program also included right-wing reforms in health care and education, such as replacing government-funded higher education by student loans.
New Era won 26 out of 100 seats in 2002 election, becoming the largest party in Saeima, the parliament of Latvia. It formed a coalition government with 3 other parties, with the New Era leader Einars Repse as the prime minister. In January 2004, the coalition fall apart and Repse resigned.
New Era is a part of European People's Party. The last parliamentary elections in the country were held in 2006.
http://www.jaunaislaiks.lv/

Parliamentary groupHarmony Centre Political Union
Deputies17
Information for the partyThe Harmony Center is left ethnic-russian political formation in Latvia.
http://www.saskanascentrs.lv/

Parliamentary groupUnion of Greens and Farmers
Deputies12
Information for the partyZaļo un Zemnieku Savienība (abbreviated ZZS, English: Union of Greens and Farmers or Union of Greens and Rustics) is a political alliance in Latvia. It consists of two political parties: Latvijas Zemnieku Savienība (Farmers Union of Latvia) and Latvijas Zaļā Partija (Green Party of Latvia).
The alliance is based on similar sentimental feelings shared by the voters of the two parties. Latvians are supportive of the traditional small farms and perceive them as more environmentally friendly as the large scale farming. Nature is threatened by the development, while small farms are threatened by large industrial-scale farming. This has resulted into an alliance between green and farmer's parties, which is very rare in other countries.
The alliance was established before the 2002 parliamentary election. It run on ideologically amorphous agenda and won 12 out of 100 seats in the parliament. In March 2004, Indulis Emsis from the Green Party became the Prime Minister of Latvia.
On European scale, the Green Party is cooperating with European Federation of Green Parties/European Free Alliance and Farmer's Union is cooperating with European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party.
http://www.zp.lv/

Parliamentary groupFor Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK
Deputies8
Information for the partyThe roots of the party are in the Latvian independence movement of late 1980s, namely, the more radical part of the movement, which insisted on full independence for Latvia and the legal continuity with the Republic of Latvia which existed until 1940 when it was occupied by Soviet Union.
The present party was established in 1993 under the name Tēvzemei un Brīvībai. In 1997, it merged with LNNK (Latvijas Nacionālās Neatkarības Kustība, Latvian National Independence Movement) party and adopted Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK as its official name.
Tēvzemei un Brīvībai was a part of coalition goverments from December 1995 to February 2004. From 1997 to 1998, its representative, Guntars Krasts, was the prime minister. From February 2004, the party is in the opposition.
Tēvzemei un Brīvībai is a part of the Union for a Europe of Nations in the European Parliament. It campaigned as a strong supporter of Latvia's national interests and opponent of federal Europe. Tēvzemei un Brīvībai won 29% of vote and 4 of Latvia's 9 seats in 2004 European Parliament elections.
The last parliamentary elections in the country were held in 2006.
http://www.tb.lv/

Parliamentary groupPolitical organizations union “For human rights in united Latvia”
Deputies6
Information for the partyPolitical organizations union “For human rights in united Latvia” (Par cilvēka tiesībām vienotā Latvijā) ForHRUL is the union of two political parties – «Equal Rights» and «For free choice in Europe of nations». Since November 2003 both parties act as a united organization. ForHRUL recognizes as it party ideology a composite of liberal and left values and principles. The political block vindicate the use of Russian language in official spheres in Latvia and takes an active part in defending the interest and the rights of the Russian minority in Latvia. In the European Union ForHRUL co-operate with left, regional and green political parties. The last parliamentary elections in the country were held in 2006.
http://www.pctvl.lv

Parliamentary groupLatvia's First Party
Deputies5
Information for the partyLatvijas Pirmā Partija is a political party in Latvia.
It was founded in May 25 2002, lead by Eriks Jekabsons and Ainars Slesers. Using populist promises and support and involvement of church, they gained 14 seats in the 8th Saeima elections, and joined the coalition lead by Indulis Emsis.
The last parliamentary elections in the country were held in 2006.
http://www.lpp.lv/new/

Parliamentary groupLatvia's Way Political Party
Deputies5
Information for the partyLatvia's Way is a liberal political party. The party won 4,9% of the vote at the 2006 Parliamentary Elections.
http://www.lc.lv



unicameral parliament
faction: 100
Chaiperson:


factionPeople's Party
senators0
factionNew Era Party
senators0
factionHarmony Centre Political Union
senators0
factionUnion of Greens and Farmers
senators0
factionFor Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK
senators0
factionPolitical organizations union “For human rights in united Latvia”
senators0
factionLatvia's First Party
senators0
factionLatvia's Way Political Party
senators0