|Description||Classically liberal political party in Germany, founded in 1948 by members of pre-Second World War liberal parties. Held the balance of power for most of the late-20th Century, forming governments with both the CDU/CSU and the SPD. Failed to win any seats in the 2013 election for the first time in its history, but regained representation in 2017. |
Party's policies support free markets and privatization, with less government interference in individual affairs. FDP's base of support comes mainly from professionals and self-employed Germans.
International Affiliation: Liberal International
EU Affiliation: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe