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Latvian Green Party
Three co-chairpersons share the leadership position at any one time. Former chairpersons of the Latvian Green Party include:
- Olegs Batarevskis (1990 - 1997)
- Valts Vilnitis (1990 - 1991)
- Juris Zvirgzds (1990 - 1995)
- Gunars Lakutis (1991 - 1993)
- Peteris Jansons (1993 - 1994)
- Janis Kalvins (1994 - 1995)
- Indulis Emsis (from 1995)
- Ruta Bendere (1995 - 1996)
- Askolds Klavins (1996 - 2001)
- Valdis Felsbergs (1997-2003)
- Viesturs Silenieks (from 2001)
- Raimons Vejonis (from 2003)
As of 2004, chairpersons are Indulis Emsis, Viesturs Silenieks and Raimonds Vejonis.
In the constitutional congress of modern Latvia (The Highest Board of Latvia Republic , 1990-1993), there were seven Green delegates.
In the first elected parliament of independent Latvia (the fifth Saeima, 1993-1995), there was one Green deputy (Anna Seile ). In the 6th Saeima (1995-1998), the Latvian Green party was represented by four members: Indulis Emsis, Guntis Enins , Janis Kalvins and Janis Razna .
From 1993 to 1998, Greens were part of the governing coalition with Indulis Emsis as minister for the environment.
In the 7th Saeima (1998-2002), Greens weren't represented.
For the elections to the 8th Saeima (2002-), Greens joined an election alliance with the Latvian Rustic union (LRU) as The Greens and Rustic Union (GRU). This union received 9.47% of votes (12 seats). Three members of the Green party of Lativa were elected: Indulis Emsis, Arvids Ulme and Leopolds Ozolins . The GRU joined a four-party center-right coalition government and is represented there with three ministers, one of them the Green minister for the environment, Raimonds Vejonis .
In February 2004, after the breakdown of the four-party government, Indulis Emsis was appointed to form a new government and became the first Green prime minister. His minority government was forced to resign in the fall of the same year.
The Latvian Green Party is a member of the European Federation of Green Parties.
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