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Liberal Party


The Liberal Party is the successor to the "Liberal Democratic Party", a conservative offshoot of the Radicals, which was formed in 1913. Its stronghold is in the Protestant cantons of French-speaking Switzerland and the city of Basel.

From 1917 to 1919 it had one seat in cabinet. Over the past 30 years the party has regularly gained between two and three per cent of the vote in parliamentary elections. It won 1.8 per cent of the vote in the 2007 polls and has four seats in the House of Representatives.

Key facts

Founded: 1913
Seats in the House of Representatives: 4
Seats in the Senate: 0

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