Knowledge Identifier: &Venstre_(Denmark)
Founded in 1870.
Countries: Denmark (43%), Europe (29%), Centre (29%)
Linked to: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, Conservative People's Party, Danish People's Party, Danish Social Liberal Party
Danish Social Liberal Party - The party was founded in 1905 as a split from the liberal "Venstre Reform Party", the primary cause of the split was disagreements about defence policy - the social liberals were antimilitarist
By the 1910s, the splitting off of the Social Liberals and the appearance of the Social Democrats had pushed Venstre toward the centre, and it often relied on its former Conservative adversaries for parliamentary support
Some describe it as classical liberal, since its leader from 1998 to 2009, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is known for his authorship of the book "From Social State to Minimal State"
It is led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who took over as party leader and Prime Minister from Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2009