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Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten, afgekort als Open Vld. | The Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) is a Flemish liberal political party.
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Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten, afgekort als Open Vld, is een Vlaamse, progressief liberale, politieke partij die 68.000 leden telt (2010). De partij ontstond in 2007 na kartelvorming tussen de VLD, de Nederlandstalige afdeling van Vivant en het Liberaal Appèl. Na de CD&V is de Open Vld de grootste partij in het Vlaams Parlement. In de Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers vormt ze de derde Vlaamse partij, na N-VA en CD&V, met evenveel zetels als de sp.a. De Open Vld zit in de federale en in de Brusselse Hoofdstedelijke regering, en behoort tot de meerderheid in de provincies Antwerpen, Limburg, Oost-Vlaanderen en Vlaams-Brabant en in heel wat gemeenten.

 

Partijvoorzitter: Alexander De Croo

Voormalige namen: 

    1846 - Liberale Partij

    1961 - PLP-PVV

    1971 - PVV

    1992 - VLD

    2007 - Open Vld

Politieke ideologie: Liberalisme

Actief in: Vlaanderen, Brussel

Europese fractie: ALDE

Europese organisatie: ELDR

 

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Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats), commonly known as Open Vld and also simply as the VLD, is a Flemish liberal political party in Belgium, created in 1992 from the former Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) and a few other politicians from other parties. The party led the government for three cabinets under Guy Verhofstadt from 1999 until March 2008. VLD most recently formed the Federal Government (the so-called purple governments from June 2003 through 2007 with the Flemish sp.a-Spirit cartel, the Francophone Socialist Party (PS) and the Francophone Reformist Movement (MR). In the Flemish Parliament, the VLD formed a coalition government with sp.a-Spirit and Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) from after the 2004 regional election until the 2009 regional election. VLD has been a member of the Leterme I Government formed on 22 March 2008, the Van Rompuy I Government formed on 2 January 2009, the Leterme II Government formed on 24 November 2009 and the Di Rupo I Government formed on 6 December 2011.

 

2007 elections

Before the 2007 general election, the VLD participated in a cartel with Vivant and Liberal Appeal. In February 2007, it decided to cease the cartel and start operating under the name Open Vld. In the 10 June 2007 general elections, Open Vld won 18 out of 150 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 5 out of 40 seats in the Senate.

 

2010 elections

In the 2010 general election, Open Vld won 13 out of 150 seats in the Chamber of Representatives. After the long government formation process, on 6 December 2011 the Di Rupo I Government was formed, with Open Vld one of the six constituent parties.

 

Europe

The party is fairly pro-European, and holds three seats in the European Parliament, where it sits as a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group. Then-current VLD prime minister Guy Verhofstadt was rejected as a candidate for the presidency of the European Commission in June 2004.

 

Leader: Alexander De Croo

Founded: 1846 (Liberal Party), 1992 (VLD), 2007 (Open Vld)

Ideology: Liberalism, Social liberalism, Conservative liberalism

 

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12.8.2010 

updated: 13.09.2012

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