THE AFRICA LIBERAL NETWORK CONGRATULATES LIBERAL PARTNER, GERMAN FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ON ELECTION RESULTS
The Africa Liberal Network would like to extend its congratulations to the German Free Democratic Party (FDP) in the recent elections. The FDP, led by Mr Christian Lindner, secured 10.7% of the votes on 24 September, which is a sizable increase from the previous election. The results have secured a total of 80 seats for the liberal party, which they will retain for the next four years.
The ALN celebrates these happy results with one of its most valuable European liberal partners. The excellent work done by the FDP through their Friedrich Naumann Foundation to promote liberalism in Africa is inestimable. The FNF aims to further individual freedoms and democratic politics through various programs such as civic education and dialogue, sponsorship, research and political consultation, and training workshops. The ALN and FNF share many common interests, mainly the protection of human rights, the rule of law and promotion of democracy, and we hope to continue our fruitful relationship in Africa.
Seeing our partners and fellow liberal parties succeed, whether in Africa or elsewhere, is an inspiration and motivation to keep up the hard work of encouraging liberal values in our respective countries. The ALN wishes the FDP the best of luck in the upcoming term and hopes for a prosperous, liberal Germany.
Zanie Ferreira (ALN Coordinator)