New Liberals

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New Liberals

Neue Liberale
ChairmanChristian Bethke
Founded14 September 2014
HeadquartersOldenburger Str. 6
IdeologySocial liberalism
Political positionCentre to centre-left
ColorsTeal, Yellow
Madeleina Kay at a rally for the election of the European Parliament 2019 in Düsseldorf
New Liberals candidate for European Parliament Chris Pyak on the goals of the party

The New Liberals (German: Neue Liberale) is a minor political party in Germany based in Berlin.

The party was created as a split from the Free Democratic Party (FDP) operating in multiple states,[1] and was founded on 28 September 2014 in Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg.[2][3]

The party states its distance from the FDP and its economic liberalism, and aims to create a programme based on social liberalism.[4]

The New Liberals form a parliamentary group in the district of Harburg (part of Hamburg) and currently have 3 seats in the assembly.[5]

On 6 January 2015, the Liberal Democrats, the New Liberals and another small party declared their intent to cooperate with the objective of an eventual merger. The LD still features this prominently, while the New Liberals had since restructured.[6]

On 20 April 2016, a new "group of members and sympathisers of Liberal Democrats and New Liberals in the Saar area"[This quote needs a citation] formed as a joint regional representation.


The preliminary founding program states that the party aims for classic social liberal positions. The aim is a “free society, in which every human being is valued in their individuality and is able to unfold”.[This quote needs a citation] New central motives of the New Liberals are the introduction of a basic income as well as improvements for “refugees, immigrants, people with disabilities, elderly people, increasingly also families but also job starters”.[This quote needs a citation]


  1. ^ ZEIT ONLINE GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (30 August 2014). "Ex-Mitglieder der FDP gründen neue Partei - ZEIT ONLINE". ZEIT ONLINE (in German). Retrieved 16 December 2014.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ NDR. "Neue Liberale bereiten Gründungsparteitag vor" (in German). Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Neue Partei in Hamburg: Liberaler als die Liberalen?" (in German). Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  4. ^ Günther Lachmann (13 September 2014). "Liberalismus: Neue Partei geht auf Distanz zur FDP - DIE WELT". DIE WELT (in German). Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Neue Liberale Fraktion" (in German). 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sozialliberale sammeln sich" (in German). 6 January 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

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