Parliamentary groups

Parliamentary groups provide the political structure of the composition of the Saeima. Members elected from the same candidate list form parliamentary groups.

Parliamentary groups of the 14th Saeima

LATVIA FIRST parliamentary group Composition
National Alliance parliamentary group Composition
PROGRESSIVES parliamentary group Composition
Stability! parliamentary group  Composition
THE NEW UNITY parliamentary group Composition
Union of Greens and Farmers parliamentary group Composition
“THE UNITED LIST – Latvian Green Party, Latvian Regional Alliance, Liepāja Party” parliamentary group Composition

Parliamentary groups have an important role in formulating political opinions and positions regarding the legislative and political agenda of the Parliament. Establishing parliamentary groups allows the political parties represented in the Saeima to reach their political goals more efficiently.

Parliamentary groups may suggest changes in the agenda of the plenary sittings and propose amendments to draft laws. Moreover, MPs are allowed to represent their parliamentary group in debate. If they have signed up in advance, they are given the floor before other MPs.

At least five Members of the same candidate list may form a parliamentary group. Members elected from the same candidate list may form only one parliamentary group and may not join another parliamentary group.

If an MP leaves a parliamentary group, he or she does not lose the Saeima mandate, but becomes an unaffiliated Member of Parliament and may not join another parliamentary group.

The work of a parliamentary group is organised in accordance with the by‑law adopted by the members of the parliamentary group. A parliamentary group is led by a Chair elected by the group members. A parliamentary group may elect several Deputy Chairs, who may substitute the Chair, if needed.

Parliamentary groups may form political blocs. Unaffiliated MPs may also join political blocs.

The Council of Parliamentary Groups coordinates the activities of parliamentary groups and political blocs within the Saeima and its committees and, together with the Presidium, settles matters not regulated by the Rules of Procedure of the Saeima. The Council of Parliamentary Groups is formed by one member from each parliamentary group and political bloc. Decisions of the Council of Parliamentary Groups are of an advisory nature. The Presidium convenes the meetings of the Council of Parliamentary Groups and determines their agenda. These meetings are chaired by the Speaker or the Deputy Speaker of the Saeima.

Trešdien, 1.februārī
09:00  Eiropas lietu komisijas sēde
09:45  Izglītības, kultūras un zinātnes komisijas sēde
10:00  Ārlietu komisijas sēde
10:00  Budžeta un finanšu (nodokļu) komisijas sēde
10:00  Cilvēktiesību un sabiedrisko lietu komisijas sēde
10:00  Aizsardzības, iekšlietu un korupcijas novēršanas komisijas sēde
10:00  Valsts pārvaldes un pašvaldības komisijas sēde
10:00  Tautsaimniecības, agrārās, vides un reģionālās politikas komisijas sēde
10:00  Sociālo un darba lietu komisijas sēde
10:15  Juridiskās komisijas sēde
12:00  Mandātu, ētikas un iesniegumu komisijas sēde
12:00  Pieprasījumu komisijas sēde
12:00  Publisko izdevumu un revīzijas komisijas sēde
12:00  Nacionālās drošības komisijas sēde
12:00  Pilsonības, migrācijas un sabiedrības saliedētības komisijas sēde
12:00  Ilgtspējīgas attīstības komisijas sēde
13:40  Saeimas priekšsēdētāja V.E. Edvarda Smiltēna rīkotās pusdienas par godu Polijas Republikas prezidenta V.E. Andrzej Duda oficiālajai vizītei Latvijas Republikā