Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico

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Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico
Chairman Frank Worley
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 1997
Headquarters Valle Arriba, Carolina, PR
Ideology Libertarianism; Austrian School; Non-aggression principle; Classical liberalism
National affiliation formerly affiliated to the Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors Blue, Red, White, Gold
Politics of the United States
Political parties
Elections

The Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico (LPPR) was the Puerto Rico affiliate of the Libertarian Party. The original party was founded in May, 1997 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Its formation was largely spearheaded by local talk-radio host Frank Worley and pro-statehood activist Jose Julio Diaz, who were able to bring together a small group of Puerto Rican libertarians. The party was sporadically active between 1997 and 1999, until fading away around the turn of the century.

The Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico never obtained ballot access on the island and ran no known candidates under its name. A more recent version of the party is now a web-based micro-movement that aims to raise awareness of libertarianism and its potential role in the island.