Liberal and Centre Union

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Liberal and Centre Union
Leader Algis Čaplikas
Founded 31 May 2003
Dissolved 12 July 2014
Merger of LLS, LCS, MKDP
Merged into Lithuanian independence union (2014)
Headquarters Vilniaus g. 22/1, Vilnius
Ideology Liberalism[1]
Conservative liberalism
Agrarianism
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation Liberal International
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
(2004-2009)
Colours Yellow and blue
Seimas
0 / 141
European Parliament
0 / 12
Municipal councils
126 / 1,526
Website
www.lics.lt
Politics of Lithuania
Political parties
Elections

The Liberal and Centre Union (Lithuanian: Liberalų ir centro sąjunga, LiCS) is a liberal and conservative-liberal[2] political party in Lithuania. Following the October 2012 elections, the party no longer holds any seats in the Seimas.

It is a member of the Liberal International and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party.

History[edit]

It was formed in 2003 by a merger of the Liberal Union of Lithuania, Centre Union of Lithuania and Modern Christian Democratic Union.

The combined party is led by Gintautas Babravičius. In the 2004 European Parliamentary Elections it gained 11.2% of the vote and returned 2 MEPs.

At the legislative elections of 2004 the party won 9.1% of the popular vote and 18 out of 141 seats in the Seimas.

At the legislative elections of 2008 the party gained 8 seats out of its previous 18 and 5.34% of the national vote, but formed a coalition with the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the Liberal Movement, and the National Resurrection Party.

The party agreed to absorb the National Resurrection Party, whose MPs had been sitting in the LiCS parliamentary group, on 22 September 2011.

At the legislative elections of 2012 the party lost all 8 seats, taking just 2.06% of the national vote.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Hans Slomp (26 September 2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. pp. 536–. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. 

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