Talk:Liberal Party (Norway)

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Name of article[edit]

There is a discussion on Talk:Liberal Party (Denmark) on moving that page to Venstre (Denmark). I suggest we follow that discussion and act for the Norwegian Venstre in the same way, so when the Danish party is moved, the Norwegian party should be moved to Venstre (Norway) Electionworld 07:03, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Actually it even more important to move the material of this article, since there was another party (not Venstre) working with the name of Liberal Party in Norway and to aviod confusion with Liberal People's Party (Norway). --Soman 07:52, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

This article has been renamed as the result of a move request. violet/riga (t) 18:12, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

So why did User:Ssolbergj move this back to "Liberal Party of Norway" in 2007? There are zero references which support the claim that it is commonly called by that name in English. jnestorius(talk) 00:58, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Venstre - The Liberal Party of Norway - SSJ  01:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
"The Liberal Party of Norway" would appear to be a description rather than a name, since the rest of the article refers to the party as "Venstre" rather than "The Liberal Party". OTOH, This list translates all parties and says "Edited from Aschehoug and Gyldendal's Norwegian Encyclopedia". I don't know whether the translation from Norwegian to English is done by Aschehoug and Gyldendal or the Norwegian Foreign ministry; nor whether the English names are decided by the relevant parties or the translators. This kind of thing needs to be properly sourced. jnestorius(talk) 18:07, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

1972 split[edit]

What happened to the people who split in 1972? Did they form any party? --Soman 08:02, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

They formed the Liberal People's Party (Norway, Old). --Wernher 16:50, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

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What is the name of the Party?[edit]

The name of the party is not Liberal Party (Norway). What is the name of it, and how do Norwegians commonly refer to it (names, abbreviations, and nicknames)? Astounding that the article doesn't contain that absolutely basic information.CountMacula (talk) 21:29, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

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Political position[edit]

Despite a virtually universal recognition of the party's position as a centrist party by scholars and mainstream media and politics, User:Helper201 (who's similarly odd edits on numerous other articles have been repeatedly reverted by several other users as well) for some reason insist that the party along with the Christian Democrats be labelled "centre-right", supposedly supported by two news-pieces which doesn't give any explanation for why they are at odds with mainstream political science. The reason as I see it probably is just a sloppy generalisation based on the government overall being centre-right, and then automatically assuming this on all the parties involved (the one source apparantly also claims Progress to be centre-right as well as it generically says "the four centre-right parties"). User2534 (talk) 20:50, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Greetings, User talk:User2534. I don't see how my edits are 'odd'. My edits are rarely 'repeatedly reverted'.
Firstly, please let me make it clear that claiming a party to be 'Centre to Centre-right' does not reject the idea that it is mostly centrist, I accept this is mostly the case, however I claim that these party's also lean to the centre-right to a certain degree. I do not claim to deny they are mostly centrist. However both the Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Party have in the last two elections formed a centre-right grouping and appear to be in support of a third straight centre-right grouping for the 2017 general election. The formation of three consecutive centre-right groupings is a clear indication towards a leaning in support of that political position, rather than taking a purely centrist, independent stance (or forming a centrist grouping) in the elections. However I will concede on policy there is more weight to the Christian Democratic Party leaning to the centre-right than the Liberal Party. The CDP is a member of the European People's Party, which is clearly a centre-right group, while most Christian parties in Europe and European Christian democratic parties also hold a centre-right position, for example: CDA in the Netherlands, CD&V in Belgium, CDU in Germany, KD in Sweden, CVP in Switzerland, etc. This is because generally Christian parties in Europe tend to lean towards conservative social polices, of which conservatism is generally seen as a centre-right position and the Christian Democrats in Norway also follow a conservative line to a certain extent. Therefore this claim is in support of these two parties to be centre-right, TO AN EXTENT and does not reject the political position of centrist.
Also I find it hard to see why an article on the official website of Norway in the UK is not legitimate, this is one of the best sources one could use. This is the site used to get in contact with the Norwegian Embassy and Consulates. Helper201 (talk) 13:39, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
If you agree it's mostly centrist I don't understand why you have to make a totally unnecessary controversy with this. Your attempts of comparing the Norwegian Christian Democrats with European counterparts only demonstrate your lack of basic knowledge given that the Norwegian party for instance has a more left-leaning position on economic policy than most of those parties. Both the Liberals and Christian Democrats refused to join the government because they thought it to be to rightist, and there has been major disputes on numerous issues as well as the annual national budgets every year since, even to the point that the Christian Democrats have seriously flirted with the idea of alligning with the Labour Party for the upcoming election. The three "centrist parties" sentrumspartiene (also including Centre-Sp) is one of the major institutions and alliances in Norwegian politics, and they're all open about their primary preference of a new centrist government if they had enough public support. User2534 (talk) 10:26, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
You are the one claiming it to be controversial. These are not poor sources and they are not denying the primary position. No, I am aware of the Christian Democrats economic leanings to the left, however they are socially to the right and if credible sources point to an overall position of centre-right, you should leave it as such. Helper201 (talk) 23:10, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

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