Latvia: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

JV

New Unity

JV (Jaunā Vienotība) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 23 seats. The party rejects further redistribution from rich to poor, wants less government intervention in the economy, and wants more free world trade.

In current polls, JV comes in at 23.9%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +4.8.

Name Jaunā Vienotība
Translation New Unity
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 23 / 100
Current poll value 23.9 (+4.8 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Against redistribution from rich to poor
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Free world trade
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
All information at a glance: JV

ZZS

Union of Greens and Farmers

ZZS (Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 16 MPs. The party wants more protection of local economy in international competition, favors traditional lifestyles, and advocates strict immigration policy.

In current polls, ZZS is getting 13.7% of the vote - an increase of +0.9 since the last election.

Name Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība
Translation Union of Greens and Farmers
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 16 / 100
Current poll value 13.7 (+0.9 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Core topics
  • Protection of local economy
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strong nationalism
All information at a glance: ZZS

AS

United list LZP/LRA/LP

AS (LZP/LRA/LP) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 13 MPs.

In the current election trend, AS comes in at 9.7%, losing -1.4 compared to the last election.

Name LZP/LRA/LP
Translation United list LZP/LRA/LP
Seats in parliament 13 / 100
Current poll value 9.7 (-1.4 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: AS

Nacionālā Apvienība

National Alliance

Nacionālā Apvienība (Nacionālā apvienība „Visu Latvijai!”–„Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK”) is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 13 MPs. The party wants a strong nation-state, advocates strict immigration policy, and favors traditional lifestyles.

Compared to the last election, Nacionālā Apvienība scores an increase of +1.1 and comes in at 10.5%.

Name Nacionālā apvienība „Visu Latvijai!”–„Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK”
Translation National Alliance
Group in the EU Parliament ECR
Seats in parliament 13 / 100
Current poll value 10.5 (+1.1 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
All information at a glance: Nacionālā Apvienība

Progresīvie

The Progressives

Progresīvie is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 10 seats.

In current polls, Progresīvie comes in at 9.6%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +3.4.

Name Progresīvie
Translation The Progressives
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 10 / 100
Current poll value 9.6 (+3.4 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
All information at a glance: Progresīvie

Stabilitātei!

For Stability!

Stabilitātei! is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 10 MPs.

Current polls show Stabilitātei! at 6.2. That's a loss of -0.6 compared to the last election.

Name Stabilitātei!
Translation For Stability!
Seats in parliament 10 / 100
Current poll value 6.2 (-0.6 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Stabilitātei!

LPV

Latvia First

LPV (Latvija pirmajā vietā) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 9 MPs.

In the current election trend, LPV comes in at 5.5%, losing -0.8 compared to the last election.

Name Latvija pirmajā vietā
Translation Latvia First
Seats in parliament 9 / 100
Current poll value 5.5 (-0.8 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: LPV

AP!

Development/For!

AP! (Attīstībai/Par!) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 6 seats. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and wants more free world trade.

Current polls have AP! coming in at 4.6% - a loss of -0.5 since the last election.

Name Attīstībai/Par!
Translation Development/For!
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 6 / 100
Current poll value 4.6 (-0.5 since last election )
Political orientation Liberal politics
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Pro multiculturalism
  • Free world trade
All information at a glance: AP!

K

The Conservatives

K (Konservatīvie) is a center-right party from Latvia. The party advocates strict immigration policy, wants a strong nation-state, and favors traditional lifestyles.

In the current election trend, K comes in at 2.9%, losing -0.3 compared to the last election.

Name Konservatīvie
Translation The Conservatives
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Current poll value 2.9 (-0.3 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Against multiculturalism
All information at a glance: K

KuK

For Each and Everyone

KuK (Katram un katrai) is a right-wing party from Latvia.

Current polls show KuK at 2.2. That's a loss of -1.5 compared to the last election.

Name Katram un katrai
Translation For Each and Everyone
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Current poll value 2.2 (-1.5 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: KuK

LAS

United Latvian List

LAS (Latvijas apvienotais saraksts) is a green party from Latvia.

Name Latvijas apvienotais saraksts
Translation United Latvian List
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Political orientation Environment & Climate
All information at a glance: LAS

LKS

Latvian Russian Union

LKS (Latvijas Krievu savienība) is a left party from Latvia. The party has a dream of an open world without borders, favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, and wants more regulation of markets.

In the current election trend, LKS comes in at 2.2%, losing -1.5 compared to the last election.

Name Latvijas Krievu savienība
Translation Latvian Russian Union
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Current poll value 2.2 (-1.5 since last election )
Political orientation Left-wing
Core topics
  • Open world without borders
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More regulation of markets
  • Pro multiculturalism
All information at a glance: LKS

LRA

Latvian Association of Regions

LRA (Latvijas Reģionu apvienība) is a regional interest party from Latvia. The party favors the promotalization of political decisions, wants more protection of local economy in international competition, and advocates strict immigration policy.

Name Latvijas Reģionu apvienība
Translation Latvian Association of Regions
Group in the EU Parliament ECR
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Political orientation Regional interests
Core topics
  • More promotionism
  • Protection of local economy
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Against redistribution from rich to poor
All information at a glance: LRA

LuK

Law and Order

LuK (Likums un kārtība) is a right-wing party from Latvia.

Name Likums un kārtība
Translation Law and Order
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: LuK

PCL

For a Humane Latvia

PCL (Par cilvēcīgu Latviju) is a right-wing party from Latvia. The party advocates strict immigration policy, is against too much regulation of markets, and wants tax cuts.

Name Par cilvēcīgu Latviju
Translation For a Humane Latvia
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Political orientation Right-wing
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Tax cuts
  • Protection of local economy
All information at a glance: PCL

Republika

Republic

Republika is a center-left party from Latvia.

Current polls have Republika coming in at 1.6% - a loss of -0.2 since the last election.

Name Republika
Translation Republic
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Current poll value 1.6 (-0.2 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
All information at a glance: Republika

SDPS

Social Democratic Party “Harmony”

SDPS (Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa”) is a center-left party from Latvia. The party has a dream of an open world without borders, wants more government intervention in the economy, and favors financial redistributions from rich to poor.

Current polls have SDPS coming in at 3.0% - a loss of -1.8 since the last election.

Name Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa”
Translation Social Democratic Party “Harmony”
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Current poll value 3.0 (-1.8 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • Open world without borders
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • Economic growth more important than environmental protection
All information at a glance: SDPS

SV

Sovereign Power

SV (Suverēnā vara) is a right-wing party from Latvia.

In the current election trend, SV comes in at 1.9%, losing -1.3 compared to the last election.

Name Suverēnā vara
Translation Sovereign Power
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Current poll value 1.9 (-1.3 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: SV

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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