- Mouvement Réformateur
Mouvement Réformateur Leader Charles Michel Founded 21 March 2002 Preceded by None Headquarters National Secretariat
Avenue de la Toison D'Or 84-86
International affiliation Liberal International European affiliation European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party European Parliament Group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Cartel with MCC Official colours Blue Flemish counterpart Open VLD German-speaking counterpart Party for Freedom and Progress Website www.mr.be Politics of Belgium
The Reformist Movement (French: Mouvement Réformateur, MR) is a French-speaking liberal political party in Belgium. The party was in coalition as part of the Leterme II Government, and was also part of the governing coalition in the Walloon Region and Brussels-Capital Region until the 2004 regional elections. From the 2007 general election, the MR was the largest Francophone political formation in Belgium, a position that was regained by the Socialist Party in the 2010 general election.
The MR is a tightly knit alliance between three French-speaking and one German-speaking liberal parties. The Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) and the regionalist Francophone Democratic Federalists (FDF) started the alliance in 1993, and were joined in 1998 by the progressive Christian democratic Citizens' Movement for Change (MCC). The alliance was then known as the PRL-FDF-MCC federation. The alliance became the MR during a congress in 2002, where the German-speaking liberal party, the Party for Freedom and Progress joined as well. The label PRL is no longer used, and the three other parties still use their own names. The MR is member of Liberal International and the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party. However, on 25 September 2011, the FDF decided to leave the coalition. They did not agree with the manner in which president Charles Michel defended the rights of the French-speaking people in the agreement concerning the splitting of the Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde district, during the 2010–2011 Belgian government formation .
Though the MR's original ideology emphasised classical liberalism and free market economics, it has of late joined the general trend of Belgian liberals to social liberalism under the influence of Dirk Verhofstadt, whose brother Guy Verhofstadt led the MR's Flemish counterpart, the Open VLD.
2007 general election
2010 general election
- Bernard Clerfayt
- Alain Destexhe
- Daniel Ducarme
- Antoine Duquesne
- Jean Gol
- Jacques Simonet
- Sabine Laruelle
- Olivier Maingain
- Charles Michel
- Louis Michel
- Didier Reynders
- Liberalism in Belgium
- Contributions to liberal theory
- Liberalism worldwide
- Liberal Archive
- ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/belgium.html
- ^ "Le Mouvement Réformateur: Statuts" (in French). The Reformist Movement. http://www.mr.be/PDF/Statuts-MR.pdf. Retrieved 2007-07-08.
- ^ "FDF almost unanimously votes in favour of split with MR" (in Dutch). deredactie.be. http://www.deredactie.be/permalink/1.1119060. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
Member parties of international liberal organisations Liberal International
Andorra: PLA • Angola: PLD • Argentina: Recrear* • Austria: LIF • Belgium: MR, VLD • Bulgaria: DPS, NDSV • Burkina Faso: ADF-RDA* • Cambodia: PSR* • Canada: Liberal Party • DR Congo: ANADER* • Costa Rica: PML • Côte d'Ivoire: RDR • Croatia: HNS-LD*, HSLS • Cuba: ULC, PSD • Denmark: RV, Venstre • Equatorial Guinea: UDENA • Estonia: Reform • Finland: Keskusta, SFP • Georgia: RPG* • Germany: FDP • Gibraltar: Liberal Party • Guatemala: MR* • Honduras: PLH • Hungary: SzDSz • Iceland: FSF • Israel: Shinui • Italy: FdLI* • Kenya: LDP* • Kosovo: PLK* • Latvia: LC • Lithuania: LCU, NU-SL* • Luxembourg: DP • Macedonia: LDP • Madagascar: MFM* • Malawi: UDF • Mali: PCR* • Mexico: NA* • Moldova: PSL • Montenegro: LSCG • Morocco: AdL*, UC, MP • Netherlands: D66 , VVD • Nicaragua: ALN* • Norway: Venstre • Paraguay: PLRA • Philippines: LP • Romania: PNL • Russia: Yabloko • Senegal: PDS • Serbia: LS • Seychelles: SNP* • Slovakia: ANO • Slovenia: LDS • South Africa: DA • Spain: UM • Sri Lanka: LP • Sweden: Cp*, FpL • Switzerland: FDP.The Liberals • Taiwan: DPP • Tanzania: CCW/CUF • Tunisia: PSL* • United Kingdom: APNI • Lib Dems • Zambia: UNDP** Observer
National groups: Brazilian Group* • German Group • Israeli Group • Italian Group* • Netherlands Group • Catalan Group • British Group
European Liberal Democrat and Reform PartyAndorra: LPA • Austria: LIF • Belgium: MR, VLD • Bosnia and Herzegovina: LDS • Bulgaria: DPS, NSDV • Croatia: HNS-LD, HSLS, IDS • Cyprus: ΕD • Czech Republic: ODA • Denmark: RV , Venstre • Estonia: Kesk, Reform • Finland: Keskusta, SFP • Germany: FDP • Hungary: SzDSz • Ireland: FF • Italy: MRE, RAD, PRI, IDV • Kosovo: PLK • Latvia: LC • Lithuania: LCU, LRLS, NS-SL • Luxembourg: DP • Macedonia: LPM, LDP • Moldova: AMN • Netherlands: D66, VVD • Norway: Venstre • Poland: PD • Romania: PNL • Russia: Yabloko • Serbia: LS • Slovakia: ANO • Slovenia: LDS • Spain: CDC, UM • Sweden: Cp, FpL • Switzerland: FDP.The Liberals • United Kingdom: APNI, Lib Dems
Youth organisation: LYMEC
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