Liberalism in Slovakia
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This article gives an overview of liberalism in Slovakia. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ denotes another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme it isn't necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a liberal party.
Liberalism has never influenced politics in Slovakia. The neoliberal Alliance of the New Citizen (Aliancia Nového Občana, observer LI, member ELDR) campaigns on a relatively liberal platform.
From Independent Hungarian Initiative to Hungarian Civic Party
- 1989: Hungarian liberals establish the Independent Hungarian Initiative (Független Magyar Kezdeményezés)
- 1992: The party is renamed the Hungarian Civic Party (Magyar Polgári Párt)
- 1998: The party merges into the Hungarian Coalition Party (Magyar Koalíció Pártja)
From Alliance of Democrats to Democratic Union of Slovakia
- 1993: Dissidents from the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia established the Alliance of Democrats of the Slovak Republic, led by Milan Kňažko
- 1994: It merged with a second dissident group, the Alliance for Political Realism, into the Democratic Union of Slovakia (Demokratická Únia na Slovensku)
- 2002: The party merged into the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (Slovenská demokratická a kresťanská únia)
Alliance of the New Citizen
- 2001: Liberals around Pavol Rusko established the Alliance of the New Citizen (Aliancia Nového Občana)
- 2007-2009: End of the activity
Freedom and Solidarity
- 2009, March: Liberals around the economist Richard Sulík established the Freedom and Solidarity (Sloboda a Solidarita), which is the ideological successor of the Alliance of the New Citizen.
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