The Parliamentary and Government work experience

Starting from 1993, we have been represented in all six Parliamentary sessions and have worked in ten governments.

Elections to the 5th Saeima (1993)

6 seats in the Parliament (out of total 100).

The coalition "For Fatherland and Freedom" worked in the opposition.

The Conservative Union "For Fatherland and Freedom" was founded in the process of merging of two democratic and pro-independence organisations - November 18th Alliance and National Union "Tēvzeme" ("Fatherland") - on January 21, 1995 with the purpose to take part in the Elections of the 6th Saeima (Parliament of Latvia).

Elections to the 6th Saeima (1995)

14 seats (the 3rd biggest faction in the Parliament).

I Government:

- Minister of Justice,

- Minister of Economics,

- Minister of Welfare,

- Minister of Education and Science,

- State Minister of Health Care,

- State Minister in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

II Government:

- Minister of Justice,

- Minister of Economics,

- Minister of Welfare,

- Minister of Finance;

- State Minister of Health Care.

III Government:

- Prime Minister (Mr. Guntars Krasts),

- Minister of Finance,

- Minister of Justice,

- Minister of Welfare.

Elections to the 7th Saeima (1998)

17 seats (the 3rd biggest faction in the Parliament).

Mr. Jānis Straume, Member of the TB/LNNK - Speaker of the Saeima.

I Government:

- Minister of Welfare,

- Minister of Interior,

- Minister of Defence,

- Minister of Environment and Regional Development,

- Vice-Prime Minister on EU issues,

- Minister of Co-operation with International Finance Organisations,

- State Minister of Environment

- State Minister of Health care.

II Government:

- Minister of Welfare,

- Minister of Defence,

- Minister of Economics,

- Minister of Environment and Regional Development,

- Minister of Co-operation with International Finance Organisations.

III Government:

- Minister of Welfare,

- Minister of Defence,

- Minister of Environment and Regional Development,

- Minister of Special Assignment for Co-operation with International Financial Agencies.

Elections to the 8th Saeima (2002)

7 seats. Mr. Jānis Straume - Vice-Speaker of the Saeima.

I Government:

- Minister of Defence,

- Minister of Transport

After collapse of this government, since March 2004 until elections of 9th Saeima, TB/LNNK worked in opposition.

Elections to the 9th Saeima (2006)

8 seats.

I Government:

- Minister of Justice,

- Minister of Economics,

- Minister of Special Assignment for Administration of EU Funds

II Government:

- Minister of Justice,

- Minister of Economics,

- Minister of Special Assignment for Administration of EU Funds

(later the position was abolished during the institutional changes of the government)

III Government:

- Minister of Transport.

Mr.Jānis Birks was Mayor of Riga from 2007 to 2009. In Local Government elections on June 6, 2009 TB/LNNK did not pass the 5 percent barrier to election in Riga City Council, however got 82 seats in different municipal councils all over Latvia including 3 chairman posts.

In elections of European Parliament on June 12, 2004 TB/LNNK gained 4 seats (from 9 in total) and party's MEPs Mr.Guntars Krasts, Mr.Roberts Zīle, Mr.Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis and Mrs.Inese Vaidere joined the "Union of for Europe of the Nations" (UEN group) in the European Parliament.

In elections of European Parliament on June 6, 2009 TB/LNNK gained 1 seat (from 8 in total) and party's MEP Mr.Roberts Zīle was among the founders of new political group in the European Parliament - European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR).