Imperial Liberal Party

The Imperial Liberal Party (German: Liberale Reichspartei) was a political party in Germany during the 1870s.


The party contested the first elections in the newly unified Germany in 1871, winning 30 seats.[1] The 1874 elections saw the party's vote share fall from 7% to just 1% as it won only three seats. The party did not contest any further elections.[2]


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p788 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p767