National Progressive Party (Finland)

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National Progressive Party

Kansallinen Edistyspuolue
Founded8 December 1918
Split fromYoung Finnish Party
Succeeded byPeople's Party of Finland
Political positionCentre-right
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The National Progressive Party (Finnish: Kansallinen Edistyspuolue; Swedish: Framstegspartiet) was a liberal[1] political party in Finland from 1918 to 1951. The party was founded 8 December 1918, after the Finnish Civil War, by the republican majority of the Young Finnish Party and the republican minority of the Finnish Party[2] (the next day the monarchists of both parties founded the National Coalition Party.[2])

Famous members of the party included Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg and Risto Ryti, the first and fifth Presidents of Finland, and Sakari Tuomioja.

The National Progressive Party finished its existence in early 1951, as most of its active members had joined the People's Party of Finland. A minority group including Sakari Tuomioja founded the Liberal League.

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  1. ^ Giovanni Capoccia (2005). Defending Democracy: Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe. JHU Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-8018-8038-4.
  2. ^ a b Vares, Vesa (January 21, 2009). "Suomalainen puoluehistoria: Murrosvuodet 1917–1919". University of Turku.