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.

Current polls have JV coming in at 18.8% - a loss of -0.3 since the last election.

Name Jaunā Vienotība
Translation New Unity
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 18.8 (-0.3 since last election )
Seats in parliament 23 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
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

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 +1.7 and comes in at 11.1%.

Name Nacionālā apvienība „Visu Latvijai!”–„Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK”
Translation National Alliance
Political orientation Right-wing
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 11.1 (+1.7 since last election )
Seats in parliament 13 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament ECR
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
All information at a glance: Nacionālā Apvienība

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.

In current polls, AP! comes in at 5.3%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +0.2.

Name Attīstībai/Par!
Translation Development/For!
Political orientation Liberal politics
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 5.3 (+0.2 since last election )
Seats in parliament 6 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament RE
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 2.8%, losing -0.4 compared to the last election.

Name Konservatīvie
Translation The Conservatives
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 2.8 (-0.4 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Against multiculturalism
All information at a glance: K

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 15.1% of the vote - an increase of +2.3 since the last election.

Name Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība
Translation Union of Greens and Farmers
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Current poll value 15.1 (+2.3 since last election )
Seats in parliament 16 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
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 8.9%, losing -2.2 compared to the last election.

Name LZP/LRA/LP
Translation United list LZP/LRA/LP
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 8.9 (-2.2 since last election )
Seats in parliament 13 / 100
All information at a glance: AS

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 11.7%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +5.5.

Name Progresīvie
Translation The Progressives
Political orientation Centre-left
Current poll value 11.7 (+5.5 since last election )
Seats in parliament 10 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
All information at a glance: Progresīvie

Stabilitātei!

For Stability!

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

Compared to the last election, Stabilitātei! scores an increase of +1.2 and comes in at 8.0%.

Name Stabilitātei!
Translation For Stability!
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 8.0 (+1.2 since last election )
Seats in parliament 10 / 100
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 5.8%, losing -0.5 compared to the last election.

Name Latvija pirmajā vietā
Translation Latvia First
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 5.8 (-0.5 since last election )
Seats in parliament 9 / 100
All information at a glance: LPV

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
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 2.2 (-1.5 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
All information at a glance: KuK

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.

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

Republika

Republic

Republika is a center-left party from Latvia.

Name Republika
Translation Republic
Political orientation Centre-left
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
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 4.4% - a loss of -0.4 since the last election.

Name Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa”
Translation Social Democratic Party “Harmony”
Political orientation Centre-left
Current poll value 4.4 (-0.4 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
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 1.5%, losing -1.7 compared to the last election.

Name Suverēnā vara
Translation Sovereign Power
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 1.5 (-1.7 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 100
All information at a glance: SV

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