Venstre (Denmark)

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Venstre (Denmark)

Officially not translated into any other language, but is in English often referred to as the Liberal Party add

Category: Politics

Founded in 1870.

Countries: Denmark (43%), Europe (29%), Centre (29%)

Main connections: Danish Social Liberal Party, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, European Parliament

Linked to: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, Conservative People's Party, Danish People's Party, Danish Social Liberal Party




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Starting in the 1880s, the party began expanding into urban regions as well add something


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 add something


After the 1960s Venstre was reoriented as a more classical liberal party add something


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" add something


Since the elections in 2001, Venstre has enacted a so-called "tax stop" in order to halt the growth in taxes seen during the previous eight years under the Social Democrats add something


In 2004, two small tax cuts went into effect: add something


It is led by Lars L√łkke Rasmussen, who took over as party leader and Prime Minister from Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2009 add something


Two of Denmark's thirteen MEPs are from Venstre in the 2014-19 term of office, and they sit with the ALDE Group in the European Parliament add something