In many countries, there exists a liberal party or related. But the name of the party inevitably does not refer to a political tradition founded on the Libéralisme.
According to the countries, the liberal term can cover with the ideologies variously placed on the political chessboard. Thus with the the United States the liberal word (or left-liberal ) designates the progressists, since the Maccarthisme which pushed many Socialists to be been done discrete, the best equivalent with the liberal adjective would be thus classical liberal or libertarian in this country. With the the United Kingdom and the Canada, the situation is intermediate, the liberal word refers at the same time to the left reformist, which is social democrat, but also to liberal philosophy according to the context; in these countries the traditional concept of liberalism is more often preached by the parties known as preserving (which can also preach or not preach various types of variable Conservatisme in way, according to the case). In France, there exists a liberal asserted party again. There exists also a Liberal party with the Canada. Lastly, to the Japan, the party says liberal is a preserving party and in nationalist Austria .
Liberal parties in the various countries
- the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs was a liberal party until 1993, year when it cancels its adhesion with International Liberal under the impulse of very discussed Georg Haider. The liberals of the FPÖ then leave the party to found the liberal Forum.
See also: Left freedom and progress (unit)
There existed a long time in Belgium a Liberal party. Dice the independence of the country in 1830, it is one of the two parties which dominate the political life of the country, with the catholic Parti. However, it is only in 1846 that it will organize and establish its program, at the time of a congress founder to the Town hall of Brussels. In 1961, following the crisis according to the independence of the Belgian Congo, it is reformed and become the Parti freedom and progress (PLP). Into 1972, it is divided into a French-speaking wing (which name today the Parti reforming liberal) and a Flemish wing , the Partij voor Vrijheid in Vooruitgang (PVV) which becomes in 1992 the Vlaamse Liberalen in Democraten (VLD)
In SpainThe Spanish Liberal party is an old Spanish political party. It was one of the two parties which alternated with the capacity during the Restauration bourbonienne, directed by Práxedes Mateo Sagasta.
liberal Democracy (DLL), old Republican party , is a Political party French which joined in 2002 under the presidency of Alain Madelin the Union for a popular movement (UMP). Its positions were primarily liberal on the economic plan but more preserving in the socio-policies fields.
French liberals, regretting the absence of a liberal party, founded on March 1st, 2006 liberal Alternative, which is asserted of a Libéralisme " large angle".
These two parties do not summarize however all the liberal currents of thought in France.
In the United KingdomThe left whig, which was formed at the end of the 17th century, and became liberal party during the 19th century, a long time made the alternation of the capacity with the conservative party Tory, until the First World War, where the socialist party Labor supplants it like populist opposition to the conservatives. The liberal party since assumed the social democrat ideology openly and recently amalgamated with the social democrat party, itself composed of moderate having left the Ploughing.
During its long story, the English liberal party evolved/moved much, sometimes in a liberal direction (formerly mercantilist, now free-trader), sometimes in a socialist direction (formerly against the privileges, maintaining for the État-providence). He wants to be populist, reformist, and progressist.
See also: Swiss Liberal party
See also: Liberalism in Canada
provincial and territorial Level:
- Liberal party of the Colombia-British
- Liberal party of Alberta
- Liberal party of Saskatchewan
- Liberal party of Manitoba
- Liberal party of Ontario
- Liberal party of Quebec
- liberal Association of New Brunswick
- Liberal party of Nova Scotia
- Liberal party of the Island-of-Prince-Edouard
- Liberal party of Ground-New-and-Labrador
- Liberal party of Yukon
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