Political party “Latvian Development” (LA) was registered on 20 December 2013. It is formed on the basis of association „Latvian Development” that was registered on 19 March 2012. After the party was formed on 20 December 2013, association changed its name to “Future Forum of Latvia” (Latvijas nākotnes forums), and continue its activities. Among the founders, members and board members of the association are leaders of the party „Latvian Development”– Einars Repše, Edgars Jaunups, Dans Titavs, Emīls Jakrins and Uldis Osis, as well as party candidates to the European Parliament – Dans Titavs, Juris Pūce, Emīls Jakrins, Iļja Kirejevs and Uldis Osis; and publicly well known individuals like Valērijs Belokoņs, Uldis Mierkalns, DonātsVaitaitis, Ainārs Ščipčinskis, Olafs Berķis etc.
The management of the party is formed of the chairman Einars Repše and 8 members of the board: Baiba Fromane, Dans Titavs, Edgars Jaunups, Liene Cakare, Vladimirs Reskājs, Uldis Osis, Edgars Čeporjus and Emīls Jakrins.
Web site of the association „Future Forum of Latvia”: www.nakotnesforums.lv
LA in Saeima
Vladimirs Reskājs was elected to the 11th Parliament from the party alliance „Harmony Centre”, but in September 2013 he left the party and joined “Latvian Development”.
LA in the Local Governments
The party “Latvian Development” has not participated in any local government elections as it is formed recently; however members of the party have participated in elections from other parties’ lists.
LA in the European Parliament
As party “Latvian Development” was recently formed, it has not participated in the elections to the European Parliament (EP) with such party name. However Rihards Pīks, who this year is participating in the EP elections from the list of the party “Latvian Development”, has previously (2004 to 2009) been the Member of EP, when he was elected from the “People’s Party” list. In the EP elections of 2009 R.Pīks was a candidate from “People’s Party”, but he was not re-elected.
Former Leaders of New Era in the LA
The Chairman of the Board of LA Einars Repše was the founder and long-term leader of the party „New Era”. In his career E.Repše has been the Governor of the Bank of Latvia, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, Minister for Defence, and Minister for Finance, as well as Member of the Parliament.
The Member of the Board of LA Edgars Jaunups was one of the founders of the party "New Era", he also has been a Member of Parliament, deputy of the Riga City Council, and advisor to the Prime Minister (in the government of E. Repše), as well as Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Culture. He was the member of the first board of the alliance “Unity” when „New Era” merged with it.
Last changes 10.02.2015