Liberalism in Panama

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This article gives an overview of liberalism in Panama. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ means a reference to another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme it isn't necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a liberal party.

Introduction[edit]

Liberalism in Panama derived from liberalism in Colombia. The liberal current is one of the main political currents in Panama. The National Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Nacional), observer LI) is a right of center liberal party, as is the Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (Partido Movimiento Liberal Republicano Nacionalista).

The timeline[edit]

(National) Liberal Party[edit]

  • 1903: At the independence of Panama the Panama section of the Colombian Liberal Party established the Liberal Party (Partido Liberal), led by Belisario Porras.
  • 1940: The party is renamed into the National Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Nacional).
  • 1970: The party is banned.
  • 1981: The party is allowed to register again.
  • 1987: Factions formed the ⇒ Progressive Liberal Party and the ⇒ Authentic Liberal Party.
  • 1989: The Progressive Liberal Party rejoined the party and its leader, Roderick Esquivel becomes party leader.

Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement[edit]

Progressive Liberal Party[edit]

  • 1987: A faction of the ⇒ National Liberal Party formed the Progressive Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Progresista), led by Roderick Esquivel.
  • 1989: The party rejoined the National Liberal Party.

Authentic Liberal Party[edit]

  • 1987: A faction of the ⇒ National Liberal Party formed the conservative liberal anti-authoritarian Authentic Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Auténtico), led by Arnulfo Escalona Ríos.
  • 1999: The party lost registration.

Liberal leaders[edit]

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