Liberal Democratic Party (Turkey)

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Liberal Democratic Party

Liberal Demokrat Parti
LeaderGültekin Tırpancı
Founded1994
HeadquartersMeşrutiyet Caddesi No: 23 Kızılay – Ankara
Membership (2020)Decrease 5,138[1]
IdeologyClassical liberalism Liberal Democracy Laissez-Faire Social Progressivism
Political positionCenter[2] to Center-Right [3]
ColoursWhite and blue
Website
http://www.ldp.org/

The Liberal Democratic Party (Turkish: Liberal Demokrat Parti) is a classical liberal party in Turkey. LDP was founded in 1994 as Liberal Parti by Turkish entrepreneur Besim Tibuk. Tibuk was the advisor of Turkish President Turgut Özal until Özal died on 17 April 1993. After the death of Turgut Özal, Besim Tibuk decided to found a new party to emphasize the liberal movement in Turkey. Tibuk first founded party as Liberal Party but then changed its name as Liberal Democratic Party.

After the failure of his party in the 2002 general elections, Tibuk resigned. Cem Toker was the leader of LDP from 20 June 2005 to 29 January 2017. Since then Gültekin Tırpancı is the leader of the party.

Turkish general elections performance[edit]

Election date Party leader Total votes Percentage of the total votes Deputies (number)
1999 Turkish general election Besim Tibuk 127,174 0.41% 0/550
2002 Turkish general election Besim Tibuk 89,177 0.28% 0/550
2007 Turkish general election Cem Toker 36,717 0.10% 0/550
2011 Turkish general election Cem Toker 15,599 0.04% 0/550
June 2015 Turkish general election Cem Toker 27,167 0.06% 0/550
November 2015 Turkish general election Cem Toker 26,816 0.06% 0/550
2018 Turkish general election Gültekin Tırpancı Could Not Gain Ballot Access 0/600

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberal Demokrat Parti" (in Turkish). Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.ldp.org/liberal-demokrasi/
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX9tEFXYLlY

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