The Liberal Democratic Party of Germany ( German: Liberal-Demokratische Partei Deutschlands, LDPD) was a political party in East Germany. Like the other allied bloc parties of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) in the National Front, it had 52 representatives in the People's Chamber .
- 27 March 1990
- East Berlin, East Germany
- 5 July 1945
- Liberalism (1945–1949, 1989–1990), Liberal socialism (1950–1988)
They favored a constitutional monarchy, popular sovereignty, and parliamentary rule. Organized liberalism developed in the 1860s, combining the previous liberal and democratic currents. Between 1867 and 1933 liberalism was divided into progressive liberal and national liberal factions.
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The Liberal Democratic Party of East Germany became a bloc party that was increasingly dependent of the dominant Socialist Unity Party. The liberal parties of the three Western zones, on the other hand, merged into the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in December 1948, that became the third major party of West Germany .
- January 1948
- March 17, 1947
- Theodor Heuss, Wilhelm Külz
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The FDP was founded in 1948 by members of former liberal political parties which existed in Germany before World War II, namely the German Democratic Party and the German People's Party. For most of the second half of the 20th century, the FDP held the balance of power in the Bundestag .