LI News Issue 519



Congress programme released as liberals prepare to celebrate 70 years of LI

LI has released a full,  engaging, and original programme of political activity for its upcoming congress in Andorra, as the world’s oldest political federation prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The congress takes…

FDP election message: vote for the social market economy, civil liberties and tolerance

“Germany has sleepwalked through the past four years. We renewed ourselves in order to renew Germany. The time to stand by and watch is over,” said Christian Lindner, the leader of the German Free Democratic Party (LI full member), at the…

Liberals strongly condemn violent attack on Macedonia parliament

The political crisis in Macedonia culminated last week when violent protestors stormed the Parliament and brutally attacked MPs from the parliamentary majority moments after they had elected the new President of Parliament. MPs from LI full member Liberalno-demokratska partija – LDP were…

RDR sets ambition to remain the first party in pre-congress meetings

Growth of young activists, demand for renewal of the governing bodies, ensuring the RDR remains the first party and the return of Alassane Ouattara to the presidency of the party were the dominant themes raised by the Rassemblent des Républicains (RDR – LI full…

LI Patron Lord Steel leads parliamentary delegation in meeting with President Tsai

President Tsai Ing-Wen, who leads LI full member Democratic Progressive Party (DPP – Taiwan), welcomed an eight-member British parliamentary delegation led by Liberal International Patron Lord David Steel (Liberal Democrats, UK – LI full member) last month.

Raila Odinga named presidential candidate for ODM in upcoming Kenya elections

The leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM – LI full-member) and former prime minister, Raila Odinga, has been named as Kenya’s presidential candidate for the 8 August general elections.

Legalising marijuana will make Canadians safer, insists PM Trudeau

As the Canadian government moves to legalise marijuana, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC – LI full member) and Prime Minster, Justin Trudeau, has given a candid interview setting out how the shift in drug policy might bring about a fundamental change in Canadian society.

PLRA President: Mobilization of Paraguayans shelved Constitutional amendment

The Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies has rejected a controversial constitutional amendment that would have allowed the re-election of president Horacio Cartes. The vote has put an end to the political crisis that generated violent riots and led to the burning of Congress and…

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