The Liberal Party of Gibraltar (Libs) is a political party in Gibraltar. It was founded in 1991 as the Gibraltar National Party and is led by Dr. Joseph Garcia. Historically a laissez-faire, classic liberal party, it has since swung to centre-left social liberalism following their Alliance with the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)
In line with most liberal parties, the party describe their political philosophy as being based on notions of people deciding their own future, and are committed to Gibraltarian self-determination regarding constitutional arrangements. The party seeks city-state and dominion status for Gibraltar.
The Liberal Party of Gibraltar formed an alliance with the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party for the 2003 election to the then-House of Assembly. This alliance polled 39.7% of the vote, returning 7 out of 15 members, 2 of whom were Liberals. They again contested the 2007 elections as an alliance, with the GLP candidates polling 13.65% of the popular vote and winning 3 out of 17 seats. On December 8, 2011, the Gibraltar Liberal Party along with the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party won the 2011 general election (10/17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament) by a narrow margin and together formed the Government of Gibraltar.
The Liberal Party is a member of the Liberal International.
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