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Civic Union (Latvia)

Civic Union
Pilsoniskā savienība
Leader Girts Valdis Kristovskis
Founded 26 April 2008
Dissolved 6 August 2011
Merged into Unity
Headquarters Arsenāla iela 3-2, Riga
Ideology Conservatism,
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation None
European affiliation European People's Party[1]
European Parliament group European People's Party
Colours Latvian red
European Parliament
Politics of Latvia
Political parties

The Civic Union (Latvian: Pilsoniskā savienība, PS) was a Latvian political party. It was founded in 2008 and most of its members came from the For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK and New Era Party. A liberal conservative party, it was part of the European People's Party at the European level. It has also been described as centre-right or right-wing,[2][3]

It is currently part of the coalition government led by Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis.[3] The Civic Union controls the Latvia Ministry of Defence under the Minister Imants Viesturs Lieģis. The current party leader is Sandra Kalniete, a former European Commissioner.

In the European Parliament election, 2009 the Civic Union won over 24% of the vote in Latvia and gained two Members of the European Parliament.[4]

On 6 August 2011, it merged with two other parties to form the new political party Unity.[5]


External links

  • Official website
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