For a Good Latvia

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For a Good Latvia
Par Labu Latviju!
Leader Joint leadership of
Andris Šķēle (PP) and
Ainārs Šlesers (LPP/LC)
Founded 22 April 2010
Dissolved 16 October 2011
Headquarters Riga
Ideology Conservatism[1]
Conservative liberalism[1]
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation People's Party,
Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way
European affiliation European People's Party
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party
International affiliation None
European Parliament group Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours Maroon
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For a Good Latvia (Latvian: Par Labu Latviju!, also known as (AŠ)²)[2] was a Latvian right-wing party alliance founded on 22 April 2010 by the People's Party, Latvia's First Party/Latvian Way, the businessmen's movement For a Good Latvia and some smaller parties.[3][4] The initial name (AŠ)² referred to the initials of the party leaders of the People's Party (Andris Šķēle) and LPP/LC (Ainārs Šlesers).[5] Both major parties participating had been doing badly in the polls.[6] It was often regarded as the oligarchs' bloc[7][8] of the Latvian politics. The bloc itself was headed by former Latvian president Guntis Ulmanis. In the 2010 parliamentary election it won a disappointing 8 seats and did not join the governing coalition. In July 2011 the People's Party was dissolved and Ainārs Šlesers' LPP/LC renamed itself the Ainars Šlesers LPP/LC Reform Party, by analogy with the Zatlers' Reform Party. The parliamentary faction of "For a Good Latvia", however, continued to exist until the end of the 10th Saeima and was headed by Edgars Zalāns. In the elections of September 2011, Ainars Šlesers LPP/LC Reform Party failed to win any seats.


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