Liberalism in Slovenia

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This article gives an overview of liberalism in Slovenia. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ means a reference to another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme it isn't necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a liberal party.



After the independence of Slovenia former young socialists claim to have restarted the liberal tradition of former Austria-Hungary. Their organized liberalism became a major political force. The Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije, becomes a member of the LI and the ELDR) and profiles itself as a left of center liberal party. Others argue[who?] that there have been no liberal parties in Slovenia since independence in 1991. They say that claims of the former communist youth (ZSMS) and LDS that they represent liberal parties with liberal doctrines are political propaganda and that facts demonstrate that both ZSMS and LDS followed socialist and anti liberal policies.[citation needed]

From National Party of Carniola to Democratic Party[edit]

From ZSMS-Liberal Party to Liberal Democracy of Slovenia[edit]

From Slovenian Democratic League to Democratic Party[edit]

Zares, Positive Slovenia and Alliance of Alenka Bratušek[edit]

Modern Centre Party[edit]

List of Marjan Šarec[edit]

Liberal leaders[edit]

See also[edit]