Freedom Party of South Tyrol

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The Freedom Party of South Tyrol (German: Freiheitliche Partei Südtirols, FPS) was a regionalist liberal-conservative and national-liberal political party in South Tyrol.

It was launched in 1988 as the continuation of the Party of Independents by Gerold Meraner. In the 1988 provincial election FPS took 1.4% and got Meraner elected to the Provincial Council. The party was soon merged with the South Tyrolean Homeland Federation of Eva Klotz and conservative splinters from the South Tyrolean People's Party led by Alfons Benedikter to form the Union for South Tyrol.[1][2]