Liberals (Finland)

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Liberal People's Party
Liberaalinen Kansanpuolue
Leader Jouni Flemming (last)
Founded 1965
Dissolved 2011
Headquarters Helsinki
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
International affiliation Liberal International
European Parliament group None

Liberal People's Party (from 2001 Liberals; Finnish: Liberaalinen kansanpuolue) was a liberal party in Finland, founded in 1965 as a reunification of the People's Party of Finland and Liberal League.

History[edit]

Originally named Liberal People's Party (Finnish: Liberaalinen Kansanpuolue), it restyled its name as Liberals (Liberaalit) in 2000.

Liberals was removed from the party registry in 2007 after the failure to gain a seat in two consecutive parliamentary elections. In 2011 the party dissolved itself as a political party. It continues its basic ideological policy as an independent think tank.

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Elections[edit]

Election results
Parliament
Year MPs Votes
1966 9 153,259 6.47%
1970 8 150,823 5.95%
1972 7 132,955 5.16%
1975 9 119,534 4.35%
1979 4 106,560 3.68%
1987 0 27,824 0.97%
1991 1 21,210 0.78%
1995 0 16,247 0.58%
1999 0 5,194 0.19%
2003 0 8,776 0.31%
2007 0 3 171 0.11%
Local councils
Year Councillors Votes
1968 309 123,793 5.45%
1972 304 129,736 5.19%
1976 328 127,750 4.76%
1980 203 88,086 3.21%
1988 62 29,339 1.12%
1992 49 26,334 0.99%
1996 25 8,766 0.37%
2004 1 1,016 0.04%
European Parliament
Year MEPs Votes
1996 0 8,305 0.37%
2004 0 3,558 0.21%

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