National Liberal Party

(redirected from National Liberal)

National Liberal Party


(Partidul National-Liberal), a Rumanian political party founded in 1875 out of various bourgeois-liberal groups. The National Liberal Party represented the commercial and industrial bourgeoisie and some of the landholding nobility and advocated protectionist trade policies. In the 20th century the party came to express the aspirations of the major financial and banking interests in Rumania.

The National Liberal Party concealed its reactionary course in domestic politics and its concessions to foreign capital with the demagogic slogan of economic reorganization “on our own strength.” The National Liberals held power for prolonged periods from 1876 to 1937 and frequently joined coalition governments. Leadership was in hands of the Brátianu family, except when the party was headed by D. Sturdza (1892–1909) and I. Duca (1930–33).

After the mid-1920’s the National Liberal Party went into decline, because of both its policy of cruel repression against the labor and democratic movement and the growing strength of the National Peasant Party. Some leaders of the National Liberal Party supported Antonescu’s fascist regime. On the eve of Rumania’s liberation from fascism, the leadership of the party was forced to agree to formal participation in the National Democratic Bloc of June 1944. After its defeat in the National Assembly elections in November 1946, the National Liberal Party was no longer a political force.


Fǎtu, M. Sfîrşit fǎrǎ glorie. Bucharest, 1972.
References in periodicals archive ?
News & World Report(#67 in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category).
Summary: A Hezbollah flag was taken down by the police after being raised on a balcony in a Jounieh neighborhood, after members of the National Liberal Party threatened to remove it forcefully.
The National Liberal label continued almost until the end of the 1960s - but they were effectively a party within the Conservative Party.
Lawrence number 56 in the category of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, the same spot the University has held since the 2013 edition.
His political organisations, first the National Education League, then the National Liberal Federation, the National Radical Union, the Liberal Unionist Association and finally the Tariff Reform League, promoted his cause through postcards, colour posters, pamphlets, leaflets, newspapers, memorabilia and even physical objects, such as those on display in the wonderful new local history gallery in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The dialogue, which is being organised by the National Liberal Thought Society, will now be held on April 12 at an unconfirmed location.
13 (SUNA)- The Adviser of the government of South Kordofan State and Chairman of the Sudanese National Liberal Party, Ahmed Hajjaj, has affirmed his party 's support to the address given by the President of the Republic on the axes to surpass the country's issues.
He called for more liberal policies such as gay marriage to be "shouted from the rooftops" and even suggested the revival of the long-dead National Liberal Party to attract younger voters and form an electoral pact with the Conservatives.
But National Liberal Party MEP Norica Nicolai says this is not part of the DNA remit adding: "Investigating an entire media Group from CEOs to journalists and technical staff on the basis of an alleged act of one of its CEOs is a sheer intimidation and can be a dangerous precedent.
The second project was that of the larger international airport, the Brasov Ghimbav International Airport, this one being endorsed by the Brasov County Council whose president is a member of the National Liberal Party (PNL).
News ranks OBU among the top colleges and universities with the least student debt and is the only national liberal arts college in Arkansas recognized as an "A+ School for B Students.
And he celebrated Birmingham's historic links with the Liberal movement, telling delegates: "This conference centre is on the site of the old Bingley Hall where William Gladstone stood a hundred and thirty years ago to found the National Liberal Federation.

Encyclopedia browser ?
Full browser ?