Patriotic and Democratic Group

Liberalism in Luxembourg

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. For inclusion in this scheme it isn't necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a liberal party.

Background

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

History

The Democratic Party (Demokratesch Partei/Parti Démocratique, member LI, ELDR) 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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