Free-minded National Association

The Free-minded National Association (Swedish: Frisinnade Landsföreningen) was a political party in Sweden. The party was in government from 1905 to 1906 and from 1911 to 1914 under the leadership of Karl Staaff, from 1917 to 1920 under the leadership of Nils Edén, from 1926 to 1928 and from 1930 to 1932 under the leadership of Carl Gustaf Ekman and briefly from August to September 1932 under the leadership of Felix Hamrin.

Freeminded National Association
Frisinnade Landsföreningen
Preceded byFolkpartiet,

Bondeska diskussionsklubben,

Friesenska diskussionsklubben
Succeeded byPeople's Party
IdeologyClassical liberalism
Alcohol prohibition
International affiliationInternational Entente of Radical and Similar Democratic Parties

Established in 1902,[1] in 1923 the party split over the issue of alcohol prohibition and the anti-ban minority formed the Liberal Party of Sweden. The two parties reunited again in 1934 as the People's Party.[2]


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  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1843 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1861