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The Liberal Democratic Party (Turkish: Liberal Demokrat Parti) is a classical liberal party in Turkey. LDP was founded in 1994 as Liberal Parti by Turkish entrepreneur Besim Tibuk. Tibuk was the advisor of Turkish President Turgut Özal until Özal died on 17 April 1993. After the death of Turgut Özal, Besim Tibuk decided to found a new party to emphasize the liberal movement in Turkey.

Liberal Democratic Party

Liberal Demokrat Parti
LeaderGültekin Tırpancı
Founded1994
HeadquartersMeşrutiyet Caddesi No: 23 Kızılay – Ankara
IdeologyClassical liberalism
Political positionCentre
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE)
ColoursWhite and blue
Parliament:
0 / 600
Metropolitan municipalities:
0 / 30
District municipalities:
0 / 1,351
Provincial councillors:
0 / 1,251
Municipal Assemblies
12 / 20,498
Website
http://www.ldp.org/

After the failure of his party in the 2002 general elections, Tibuk resigned. Cem Toker was the leader of LDP from 20 June 2005 to 29 January 2017.

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Turkish general elections performanceEdit

Election date Party leader Total votes Percentage of the total votes Deputies (number)
1999 Turkish general election Besim Tibuk 127,174 0.41% 0/550
2002 Turkish general election Besim Tibuk 89,177 0.28% 0/550
2007 Turkish general election Cem Toker 36,717 0.10% 0/550
2011 Turkish general election Cem Toker 15,599 0.04% 0/550
June 2015 Turkish general election Cem Toker 27,167 0.06% 0/550
November 2015 Turkish general election Cem Toker 26,816 0.06% 0/550

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