Latvia Weekly Presents: Rīga Election 2020 Guide Parts 1 and 2 — The Parties

With voting for Rīga City Council less than a month away, Otto and Joe have officially launched their weekly mini-series covering the extraordinary election. In these first two parts, they take a look at the parties that are contending for seats, dissecting their platforms as well as giving a general background on the parties and the major issues. In part 1, they cover the parties or tickets that already currently have members on the council: 
  • "Saskaņa" sociāldemokrātiskā partija Partija 
  • "Gods kalpot Rīgai" 
  • Jaunā konservatīvā partija 
  • Nacionālā apvienība "Visu Latvijai!"-"Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK", Latvijas Reģionu Apvienība 
  • Attīstībai/Par!, "PROGRESĪVIE" 

In part 2, they look at the parties not currently on city council who are fighting to get seats this time around:
  • Politiskā partija "Alternative" 
  • Politiskā partija "KPV LV" 
  • Jaunā Saskaņa 
  • Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība 
  • "Latvijas Krievu savienība" 
  • Partija "Vienoti Latvijai" 
  • Nacionālā Savienība TAISNĪGUMS 
  • Rīcības partija 
  • "Centra Partija"

Next week they will be back with an episode looking at the parties' answers to questions that were submitted by the Expats in Latvia Facebook group members!

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