Liberal Party (Gassasinia)

Liberal and Social Progressive Party
LeaderAhmed al-Rashid
Founded5th of February, 1951
Headquarters52 Haroun Street, Jabiyah
Youth wingFree Liberal Youth Organisation
Women's wingLiberal Women's Convention
LGBT WingLGBTQ+ Liberals
IdeologySocial Progressivism
Liberalism
Social Market Economy
Civic Nationalism
Secularism
Colours     Orange
Slogan"For a Brighter Future"
Political positionCentre to Centre right
House of Representatives
55 / 150
Website
https://LiberalParty.ga

The Liberal Party, officially known as the Liberal and Social Progressive Party, is a centrist to centre-right political party in Gassasinia which has held power for much of Gassasinia's history since 1979. As of today, the Gassasinian Liberal Party is currently the largest party in government, ruling in a coalition with the Unionist Labour Party with 55 Members of Parliament in the House of Representatives.

The Liberal Party was formed in 1951 as a small splinter group of the now defunct Christian Social Party's left-wing by 12 Members of Parliament, who felt that the Christian Social Party's conservative and Christian-centric ideology was elitist and unsustainable, and that they would eventually tear Gassasinia apart between religious and economic lines.

The Liberal Party's policies are based on liberal ideas, believing in a strong free social market economy where the government intervenes to provide a strong welfare state for those in need, along with combating anti-competitive practises to ensure a fair and competitive strong free market economy. Additionally, the Liberal Party holds strong social progressive ideals, having a hard stance on social issues such as women's rights, LGBT+ rights and abortion.

The Liberal Party supports a civic nationalist stance as opposed to an Arab Nationalist stance, arguing that Gassasinia is a distinct nation of many ethnicities, rather than being part of a single Arab nation.


History

Founding (1951)

First General Election and Civil Unrest (1953-1975)

Modern day (1975 Onwards)

Voter Base

Election History

Year Leader Seats Government
1953
12 / 150
Opposition
1957
15 / 150
Opposition
1961
30 / 150
Opposition
1965
35 / 150
Junior Partner in coalition with Christian Democrats
1969
30 / 150
Opposition
1979
69 / 150
Senior Partner in coalition with Labour
1983
90 / 150
Government
1987
71 / 150
Government
1991
50 / 150
Senior Partner in coalition with Labour
1995
52 / 150
Opposition
1999
59 / 150
Opposition
2003
80 / 150
Government
2007
88 / 150
Government
2011
82 / 150
Government
2016
75 / 150
Government
2019
55 / 150
Senior Partner in coalition with Labour