Liberal Party (Spain, 1976)

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Liberal Party

Partido Liberal
FounderEnrique Larroque
FoundedApril 9, 1976 (1976-04-09)[1]
DissolvedMarch 15, 1989 (1989-03-15)[2]
Merged intoPeople's Party
IdeologyLiberalism
Political positionRight-wing[3]

The Liberal Party (Spanish: Partido Liberal, PL) was a liberal political party in Spain.

It was part of the Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) until 1983, when it aligned itself with the People's Alliance (AP), the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Liberal Union (UL). On 22 December 1984 the latter merged into the Liberal Party.

These three parties formed the People's Coalition for the 1986 election.

In 1989 the party, along with AP and PDP, merged to form the new People's Party (PP).

Esperanza Aguirre, now a leading PP figure, was a Liberal member.

Electoral performance[edit]

Congress of Deputies[edit]

Congress of Deputies
Election Vote % Seats Status Leader
1979 15,774 (#30) 0.09
0 / 350
N/A Enrique Larroque
1986 with AP–PDP–PL
12 / 350
Opposition Enrique Larroque

Senate[edit]

Senate
Election Vote % Seats Leader
1979
0 / 208
Enrique Larroque
1986 with AP–PDP–PL
8 / 208
Enrique Larroque

References[edit]

  1. ^ "En octubre, congreso del Partido Liberal". ABC (in Spanish). May 20, 1976. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Los liberales se incorporan al PP, pero mantienen las siglas". El País (in Spanish). March 16, 1989. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  3. ^ Emil J. Kirchner (3 November 1988). Liberal Parties in Western Europe. Cambridge University Press. p. 426–. ISBN 978-0-521-32394-9.