FDP stands for Freie Demokratische Partei, and is a liberal political party in Germany.

The FDP was founded at the end of 1948, and has played a part in many national and regional governments ever since – often as a minority coalition partner.

The following politicians belonged or belong to the party: Theodor Heuss, Walter Scheel, Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Giudo Westerwelle.

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