The Liberal Party of Denmark (Venstre)
|Name in Danish|
|Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti|
|Name in English|
|Liberal Party of Denmark|
|Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister 2009-2011|
|Seats in Parliament|
|47 of 179 seats|
|Representatives on the DIPD Board|
|Chairman Henrik Bach Mortensen,|
|Second Deputy Chairman Karsten Lauritzen.|
|and Morten Dahlin.|
One of the oldest parties in Denmark, the Liberal Party of Denmark (Venstre) is rooted in the liberal tradition emphasizing individual freedom, free markets and liberalization of business. The party is currently in opposition following 10 years in government, yet the largest party in parliament. The party has through DIPD partnerships with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy in Kenya, the National Restoration Party in Zambia and Free Egyptians in Egypt.
Photo: Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Party Leader and former Prime Minister. Venstre
In 2010, the Liberal Party established an independent organisation, Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP). DLDP aims at contributing to strengthening of sister parties and multiparty democracy in developing countries within the framework of the DIPD.
To contribute to multiparty democracy in Kenya, DLDP has joined forces with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy–Kenya (CMD-K). The first project was launched in November 2011 and will run until March 2013. In December 2012, the Board of DIPD approved to extend the collaboration until the end of 2013. For both project periods, the collaboration focuses on two issues of key importance to political life in Kenya: youth in politics and political party communication.
To support multiparty democracy in Zambia, DLDP is partnering with the small opposition party, the National Restoration Party (NAREP). The project seeks to support the capacity of NAREP through assisting the party in establishing well-functioning internal procedures as well as supporting the development of strategic plans and actions plans. The collaboration was approved by the DIPD Board in December 2012 and will run until the end of 2013.
Contact Program Manager for the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme, Bent Nicolajsen at email@example.com
Visit the homepage of The Danish Liberal Democracy Programme.
Visit the homepage of The Liberal Party of Denmark.