Christian Party of Austria

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Christian Party of Austria
Leader Rudolf Gehring
Founded 15 October 2005
Ideology Social conservatism
Political position Centre to Centre-right
Religion Christianity
Colours Yellow
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The Christian Party of Austria (German: Christliche Partei Österreichs, CPÖ; formerly the ChristiansGerman: Die Christen) is a minor political party in Austria, founded on 15 October 2005.

It changed its name under its new chairman Rudolf Gehring in late 2009, partially due to concerns by the Catholic Church over the use of the term "Christians" to mean only the party.


The party was registered on 23 January 2006 and presented to the public on 27 September 2007, when it announced a Volksbegehren on the topic of children and families and that it would contest the 2008 election in Lower Austria.

In the 2008 parliamentary election, the party received 0.64% of the vote.

Rudolf Gehring, the party's chairman, announced he would run for president in the 2010 election. In the absence of an Austrian People's Party candidate, Gehring received 5.44% of the vote for a distant third place, which represents the party's highest vote in a national election to date.


The party is oriented mainly on Christian politics, advocating, for example:

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