Liberal Party (Greece)
LeaderManolis Kalligiannis
Founded1980 (claimed 1910)
Dissolved2012
IdeologyLiberalism
Liberal democracy
Venizelism
European affiliationLibertas.eu
Website
http://www.liberalparty.gr/

The Liberal Party (Greek: Κόμμα Φιλελευθέρων) was a Greek liberal political party, founded in 1981, which claimed to be the continuation of the historical Liberal Party, one of Greece's leading parties for most of the early 20th century. The party was founded by Nikitas Venizelos, grandson of the original party's founder and leader, Eleftherios Venizelos.

Since 1999, the party was led by the retired military officer Manolis Kalligiannis (Μανώλης Καλλιγιάννης, sometimes referred to as Emmanuel Kalligiannis). After Kalligiannis attended the Rome convention of the eurosceptic pan-European alliance Libertas.eu in May 2009,[1] the party run under the title "Liberal Party – Libertas.eu" (Greek: Κόμμα Φιλελευθέρων – Libertas.eu) for the 2009 European Parliament elections.

Electoral results

Results, 1989–1990
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1981 Parliament 20,645 0.36 0
1985 Parliament 10,551 0.2 0
June 1989 Parliament 9,001 0.1 0
1989 European Parliament 26,040 0.40 0
November 1989 Parliament 5,125 0.1 0
2000 Parliament 2,091 0.03 0
2004 Parliament 2,658 0.0 0
2007 Parliament 3,092 0.04 0
2009 European Parliament 6,485 0.13 0
May 2012 Parliament 3,618 0.06 0
June 2012 Parliament 623 0.01 0

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