Liberals (Finland)

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Liberal People's Party
Liberaalinen Kansanpuolue
Leader Jouni Flemming (last)
Founded 1965
Dissolved 2011
Headquarters Helsinki
Ideology Liberalism
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 idealogical 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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