Clear Venstre

Clear Venstre or Clear Left (Danish: Rene Venstre), also known as Bergske Venstre or Bergske Left was a political group from 1884 to 1897. It was one of two groups splitting from Venstre of the Folketing in 1884, the other being Moderate Venstre.

Clear Venstre
FounderChristen Berg
Founded1884
Split fromVenstre of the Folketing
Merged intoVenstre Reform Party

HistoryEdit

Clear Venstre was founded by Christen Berg in 1884, after Venstre of the Folketing split into two groups, with Berg leading one group and Viggo Hørup leading the other. Clear Venstre opposed the government of Jacob Estrup. Among politicians joining Berg's group were Theodor Leth, Jens Christian Christensen, Ingvard Jensen, Kristen Jensen-Try and Peter Jensen-Stengaarden. The group would later attempt to cooperate with the Moderate Left, with the cooperation called "the Danish Left" (Danish: Det Danske Venstre) [1][2][3][4]

Berg remained the leader of the group until his death in 1891, after which Jens Christian Christensen took over the leadership. Even after the group joined the Venstre Reform Party, it wasn't officially dissolved and Christensen remained the front figure of the group.[1][5]

LeadersEdit

No. Portrait Leader Took office Left office Time in office
1Berg, ChristenChristen Berg
(1829–1891)
188418916–7 years
2Christensen, Jens ChristianJens Christian Christensen
(1856–1930)
189118975–6 years

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Duedahl, Poul. J.C. Christensen - Et politisk menneske.
  2. ^ "J.C. Christensen - Et politisk menneske". Historie-online.dk. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Theodor Leth". Biografiskleksikon.lex.dk. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  4. ^ Victor, Elberling (1949). Rigsdagens Medlemmer gennem 100 Aar, bind 1. J.H. Schultz Forlag.
  5. ^ "Carl Holst: Det mørke kapitel i Venstres historie har skabt dysfunktionalitet". Altinget.dk. Retrieved 22 September 2021.