Latvia: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

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.

Jaunā Vienotība

New Unity
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Jaunā Vienotība is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 23 seats.

Jaunā Vienotība advocates for democracy, the rule of law, and European values. The party emphasizes the importance of freedom of expression, human rights, and social justice.

Nacionālā Apvienība

National Alliance
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Government

Nacionālā Apvienība (Nacionālā apvienība "Visu Latvijai!") is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 13 MPs.

Nacionālā apvienība advocates conservative and national values. The party emphasizes the importance of national identity and sovereignty, as well as the preservation of cultural traditions.

AP!

Development/For!
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

AP! (Attīstībai/Par!) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 6 seats.

K

The Conservatives
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

K (Konservatīvie) is a center-right party from Latvia.

ZZS

Union of Greens and Farmers
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

ZZS (Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 16 MPs.

ZZS upholds traditional values, particularly concerning agriculture and rural areas. The party advocates for the strengthening of rural communities and the promotion of agricultural interests.

AS

United list LZP/LRA/LP
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

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

Progresīvie

The Progressives
Centre-left
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

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

Progresīvie advocate social democratic values and are committed to social justice and equal opportunities. The party emphasizes the importance of a strong welfare state.

Stabilitātei!

For Stability!
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

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

'Stabilitātei!' party adheres to conservative and business-friendly values. They emphasize the importance of economic stability and the rule of law.

LPV

Latvia First
Right-wing
NI
EU Parliament
Opposition

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

'Latvija pirmajā vietā' party upholds national and patriotic values. They emphasize the importance of Latvian identity, culture, and language.

JKP

JKP
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

JKP is a party from Latvia.

KuK

For Each and Everyone
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

LA

For Latvia’s Development
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

LA (Latvijas attīstībai) is a liberal party from Latvia.

LKS

Latvian Russian Union
Transversal
NI
EU Parliament
No seats

LKS (Latvijas Krievu savienība) is a party of undefinable orientation from Latvia.

P21

Platform 21
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

P21 (Platform 21) is a right-wing party from Latvia.

PLV

PLV
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

PLV is a party from Latvia.

Par!

Movement For!
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

Par! (Kustība Par!) is a liberal party from Latvia.

Republika

Republic
Center
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Republika is a text.party-info-orientation-center from Latvia.

SDPS

Social Democratic Party “Harmony”
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
No seats

SDPS (Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa”) is a center-left party from Latvia.

The party upholds social democratic values and advocates for social justice, equality, and the protection of the socially vulnerable. They emphasize the importance of the social safety net and solidarity.

SV

Sovereign Power
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
No seats

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