Liberal Party (Iraq)

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Liberals' Party
حزب الاحرار
LeaderTawfiq al-Suwaidi
IdeologyClassical liberalism
Conservative liberalism
Constitutional monarchism
Arab nationalism
Political positionCentre to centre-right

The Liberal Party (Arabic: حزب الاحرار, also translated as the Liberals' Party / Party of the Free) was an Iraqi political party that was founded in 1946.[1][2][3] Tawfiq al-Suwaidi was elected as chairman. The party sought to reform the electoral system, consolidate democracy, improve representation, and reform and modernize the country's administration. The party had great influence in rural Iraq, and it allied with the National Democratic Party.[3] It adopted a moderate stance and supported the Iraqi monarchy. It published the Liberals' Voice (Sawt al-Ahrar) newspaper.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b "كيف أُعيدت الحياة الحزبيّة في العراق سنة 1946". Almada.
  2. ^ a b "كيف انبثقت الحياة الحزبية في العراق سنة 1946؟ وكيف تهيأت الاحزاب لمعركة الوثبة؟". Almada.
  3. ^ a b c "الأحزاب السياسية العراقية في العهد الملكي - "حزب الاحرار"". Algardenia.