Danish Social Liberal Party

The Danish Social Liberal Party (Danish: Radikale Venstre, literally "Radical Left" or "Radical Liberals") is a social-liberal[1][2][3][4][5] political party in Denmark. The party was founded as a split from the Venstre Reform Party in 1905.

Danish Social Liberal Party
Radikale Venstre
LeaderSofie Carsten Nielsen
ChairmanSvend Thorhauge
Founded21 May 1905; 116 years ago (1905-05-21)
Split fromVenstre
1240 København K, Denmark
NewspaperRadikal Politik
Youth wingRadikal Ungdom
Political positionCentre[6][7] to centre-left[8][9]
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
International affiliationLiberal International
European Parliament groupRenew Europe
Nordic affiliationCentre Group
Colours  Magenta
  Navy blue
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Election symbol

Historically, the centrist party has played a central role in Danish politics and has supported governments on both sides of the political spectrum. Co-operation is a primary belief of the party.[13]

The party is a member of Liberal International and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and has two MEPs in the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament.

Carl Theodor Zahle served as the first Social Liberal Prime Minister from 1909 to 1910 and again from 1913 to 1920.