Liberal Party (Hungary)
|Historical leaders||István Gorove,|
|Founded||1 March 1875|
|Dissolved||11 April 1906|
|Merger of||Deák Party |
|Succeeded by||National Party of Work (since 1910)|
|Headquarters||Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary|
|Ideology||Classical liberalism (Hungary)|
(in constitutional terms)
The party was established in February 1875 by a merger of the Deák Party and the Left Centre. It won a huge majority in the 1875 elections, with former Left Centre member Kálmán Tisza becoming Prime Minister. Tisza remained Prime Minister until 1890, and using violence, the party retained its parliamentary majority until the 1905 elections, which saw the Independence and '48 Party win the most seats. The following year the party was disbanded.
The party passed legislation for Jewish emancipation and appointed Jews to parliament (both the upper and lower houses) in 1867. In return, many Jews supported the party. Many districts of Budapest, where Jews made up half of the voters, reliably voted for the Liberal candidate.