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"Liberal Party" is the name of some political parties in a number of countries:

The Liberal Party of Australia is a pro-business conservative party, founded in 1944. There was also an earlier Liberal Party during the second decade of the 20th century.

The Liberal Party of Canada is a centre left, pro-business party. There are also parties affliated with the Canadian federal liberal party in addition to autonomous parties active in the politics of the provinces of Canada.

There is a Liberal Party which is a pro-business party in Hong Kong

In the United Kingdom, the Liberal Party evolved from the Whig Party. The majority of members went on to merge with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to form the Liberal Democrats in 1988. A minority of members maintained the Liberal Party name and formed a new party because they felt that the Liberal Democrats had lost the ideals of the original party.