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Development/For!

Development/For! (Latvian: Att?st?bai/Par!, AP!) is a liberal[1] and social-liberal[5]pro-European political alliance in Latvia, made of three political parties: Movement For!, For Latvia's Development and Growth. The alliance was founded on 20 April 2018,[6] and after the 2018 Latvian parliamentary election it is the fourth largest political group in the Saeima.[7]

Development/For! positions itself as the only major liberal force in Latvia and states that "a modern and just Latvia within a united Europe" as its main goal.[8] The two main components of the alliance, For Latvia's Development and Movement For!, are both member parties of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party.

The alliance is led by its two co-chairmen: Daniels Pav?uts, member of Saeima and the leader of Movement For! and Juris P?ce, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development and the leader of Latvian Development.

In the 2019 European Parliament election, the alliance received one of the eight seats allocated to Latvia, with the frontrunner of the list, political scientist Ivars Ijabs being elected. Ijabs was at that time not a member of any of the parties making up the alliance, although he announced that he would represent the European ALDE party.[9] Ijabs as well as deputy prime minister and defence minister Artis Pabriks joined For Latvia's Development in October 2019.

Election results

Parliament

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Position
2018 101,124 12.04 (#4)
New Government

European Parliament

Election year # of

overall votes

% of

overall vote

# of

overall seats won

+/-
2019 58,763 12.25 (#5)
New

References

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Latvia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Parliamentary elections in Latvia: the fragmentation of the political scene". Centre for Eastern Studies. 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "New political party The Movement For! established in Latvia". The Baltic Times. 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ Re?istr?joties teju 300 biedriem nodibina partiju Kust?ba Par!. tvnet.lv. Accessed on 27 February 2018.
  5. ^ Kjetil Duvold; Sten Berglund; Joakim Ekman (2020). Political Culture in the Baltic States: Between National and European Integration. Springer Nature. p. 62. ISBN 978-3-030-21844-7.
  6. ^ "Development/For! political alliance founded".
  7. ^ "2018 parliamentary election results".
  8. ^ "Development/For! party platform" (PDF).
  9. ^ "MEPs react to election results". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. 2019-05-27. Retrieved .

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