A faction may be formed from at least three councillors representing one political party or one list of candidates.
Certain factions and/or councillors with no party affiliation may establish councillor blocs.
Membership, as well as any changes in factions and blocs has to be reported to the Mayor of Riga by submitting a statement signed by all representatives of the faction or the bloc about the establishment of the faction or the bloc of councillors.
Factions and blocs have the following rights:
- the right to proportional representation in the Riga City Council committees, and, to the extent possible, also in the commissions and working groups established by the Riga City Council;
- the right to request a 10-minutes break during the meeting, but not more than once while reviewing one and the same issue on the agenda.