The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party is the party for liberal democrat values in Europe.
Together with our liberal member parties across the European continent we are translating the principle of freedom into politics, economics and all other areas of our societies. The ALDE Party provides an increasingly vital link between citizens and the EU institutions and is continuously growing in size and significance.
The ALDE Party consists of 67 member parties and thousands of individual members from countries across Europe. Liberal Democrats created their European political family in 1976 in view of the first European elections and in 1993 was established as a true transnational political party.
Formerly the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR), on 10 November 2012 at the Congress in Dublin, European Liberal Democrat delegates voted overwhelmingly to change the name of the party to Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE) to strengthen links with the ALDE Parliamentary group.
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