Liberalism in Luxembourg

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This article gives an overview of liberalism in Luxembourg. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ denotes another party in that scheme. Not all parties listed have the word "liberal" in their names.

Background

Organized liberalism has since 1904 been one of the three major political forces in the Grand-Duchy.

History

The Democratic Party (Demokratesch Partei/Parti Démocratique, member LI, ALDE) is the traditional liberal party.

From Liberal League to Radical Liberal Party

  • 1904: The Luxembourgian liberals organised themselves in the Liberal League (Ligue Libérale)
  • 1925: The Liberal League fell apart in the Radical Socialist Party (Parti Radical-Socialiste), the ⇒

Radical Party and the ⇒ Liberal Left

  • 1934: The liberal parties re-united into the Radical Liberal Party (Parti Radical-Libérale)
  • 1940: The party is banned by Germany

Liberal Left

  • 1925: The Liberal Left (Gauche Libérale) seceded from the ⇒ Liberal League
  • 1934: The liberal parties re-united into the ⇒ Radical Liberal Party

Radical Party

  • 1925: The Radical Party (Parti Radical) seceded from the ⇒ Liberal League
  • 1934: The liberal parties re-united into the ⇒ Radical Liberal Party

From Patriotic and Democratic Group to Democratic Party

  • 1944: After the liberation liberals and members of resistance groups established the Patriotic and Democratic Group (Groupement Patriotique et Démocratique)
  • 1952: The party is renamed into the Democratic Group (Groupement Démocratique)
  • 1954: The party is renamed into the Democratic Party (Parti Démocratique or Demokratesch Partei)

Prominent liberals

See also


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