National Liberal Party (Panama)

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National Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Nacional
Founded 1903 (1903)
Dissolved 2005s
Merged into Patriotic Union
Headquarters Panama City, Panama
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre
International affiliation Liberal International (observer)

The National Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Nacional) was a liberal party in Panama.[1] At the last legislative elections, 2 May 2004, the party won 5.2% of the popular vote and 3 out of 78 seats. The party was an observer at Liberal International.

The party was formed in 1903 out of the Panamanian branch of the Colombian Liberal Party, shortly after Panama declared independence.

The PNL recently merged with Solidarity Party (Partido Solidaridad) to form the new Patriotic Union Party (Unión Patriótica).

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  1. ^ Pérez, Orlando J. (2000), "The Past as Prologue?: Political Parties in Post-Invasion Panama", Post-invasion Panama: The Challenges of Democratization in the New World Order, Lexington Books, p. 129