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The Conceptual Anarchy of
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Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

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Presidential Elections & Presidents

Party

Party Symbol

President

Portrait

Summary

Ideology

Date

Popular Front of Latvia

Anatolijs Gorbunovs

Communist Chairman of Latvia tuned independence figure became the first renewed de-facto President. Stepped down to fulfil parliamentary roles.

Centre-Populism

23.1.1990-15.2.1991

Popular Front of Latvia

Dainis Īvāns

Famous independence figure and first renowned centrist. Defeated by a slim margin in the first public presidential elections.

Centre

15.2.1991-21.8.1991

Latvian Farmers' Union

Guntis Ulmanis

Distant relative of Latvian Authoritarian leader Karlis Ulmanis. National nostalgic figure before his lacklustre leadership. Won by a large margin in re-election bid.

Centre-Right Agrarianism

21.8.1991-21.8.1998

Latvia's Way

Jānis Naglis

Prominant businessmen and political donor. Presided over the collapse of his own party and was involved in a laundering related scandal that forced his resignation.

Liberalism

21.8.1998-5.5.2000

None-Affiliated

None-Affiliated

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Internationally recognized stateswoman and respected academic. Achieved membership into the EU & NATO. Created lasting ties with the U.S & West. Approval ratings reached 85-86%.

Pro-EU Liberalism

5.5.2000-21.8.2006

None-Affiliated

None-Affiliated

Mārtiņš Bondars

Chief of Staff of previous President & ex-banker. Economic reformer & well remembered orator. Lost re-election by a 1.33% margin.

Pro-EU Liberalism

21.8.2006-21.8.2010

Harmony Centre

Nils Ušakovs

Mayor of Riga & former journalist. Lead a successful campaign through minority enthusiasm and a social-democratic platform. Lost re-election heavily due to scandals.

Social-Democracy

21.8.2010-21.8.2014

Christian Democratic Union

Valdis Zatlers

Former surgeon who unexpectedly won in a contested field. Maintained the status-quo. Rejected re-election campaign.

Christian-Democracy

21.8.2014-21.8.2018

Christian Democratic Union

Dana Reizniece-Ozola

Former chess player and regional political. Committed to Zatlers' platform. Approval rankings drifted from 60% to 50%. Received oligarch funding.

Christian-Democracy

21.8.2018-Present

ELECTION OF 1991

Guntis Ulmanis

Dainis Īvāns

Konstantins Pupurs

Tatjana Ždanoka

Latvian Farmers' Union

Popular Front of Latvia

Fatherland & Freedom

Equal Rights

321,020

319,120

98,101

95,403


ELECTION OF 1994

Guntis Ulmanis

Andris Teikmanis

Joachim Siegerist

Tatjana Ždanoka

Latvian Farmers' Union

Christian Democratic Union

Popular Front of Latvia

Equal Rights

443,230

122,020

111,789

98,320


ELECTION OF 1998

Jānis Naglis

Andris Rubins

Jānis Jurkāns

Roberts Zīle

Latvia's Way

Democratic Centre Party

National Harmony Party

Fatherland & Freedom

321,670

272,101

230,239

218,320


ELECTION OF 2002

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Ruslans Pankratovs

Unaffiliated

Unaffiliated

Action Party

1,223,870

53,302


ELECTION OF 2006

Mārtiņš Bondars

Ainārs Šlesers

Miroslav Mitrofanov

Māris Kučinskis

Raivis Dzintars

Unaffiliated

Unaffiliated

Latvia's First Party

Latvia's Russian Union

People's Party

Fatherland & Freedom

304,433

251,403

150,012

97,641

89,987

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