Liberal Democratic Party (France)

Liberal Democratic Party
Parti libéral démocrate
President Aurélien Véron
Founded September 2008
Split from Liberal Alternative
Headquarters 5, rue du Mail
75002 Paris
Ideology Classical liberalism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation Union of Democrats and Independents
European affiliation European Party for Individual Liberty
Colours Sky blue and gold

The Liberal Democratic Party (French: Parti libéral démocrate, PLD) is a classical liberal political party in France. It was founded in 2008 by a split in the Liberal Alternative. It seeks to fulfil the same role as the former Liberal Democracy, uniting supporters of Alain Madelin.[1][2]


In the 2010 regional elections, the PLD were allied to Liberal Alternative and the Centrist Alliance. In the 2012 presidential election, the PLD didn't run its own candidate, but endorsed François Bayrou in the first round and Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round. In the 2012 legislative election, the party ran some of its own candidates, but also endorsed a number of Miscellaneous right, Union for a Popular Movement, Centrist Alliance, and Democratic Movement candidates.[3]

See also


  1. Albert, Eric (16 May 2012). "Législatives : à Londres, pléthore de candidats et tâtonnements". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. Collomp, Florentin (31 May 2012). "Vingt candidats pour les Français d'Europe du Nord". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. Véron, Aurélien (20 May 2012). "Candidats soutenus par le Parti Libéral Démocrate aux législatives 2012" (in French). Liberal Democratic Party. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
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