Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland

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Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland
German name Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz (EVP)
French name Parti Evangelique Suisse (PEV)
Italian name Partito Evangelico Svizzero (PEV)
Romansh name Partida evangelica da la Svizra (PEV)
President Marianne Streiff
Members of the Federal Council None
Founded 1919 P. Christian Protestant
1994 Swiss Evangelical P.
Headquarters Josefstrasse 32
Case Postale 3467
8021 Zurich
Membership  (2011) 4,800[1]
Ideology Christian democracy[2]
Social conservatism[2]
Political position Centrism
European affiliation European Christian Political Movement
Colours Yellow, Black
National Council
2 / 200
Council of States
0 / 46
Cantonal legislatures
40 / 2,608
Politics of Switzerland
Political parties
Swiss Federal Council
Federal Chancellor
Federal Assembly
Council of States (members)
National Council (members)
EVP at district level, 2011

The Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland (German: Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz, French: Parti Evangelique Suisse, Italian: Partito Evangelico Svizzero, Romansh: Partida evangelica da la Svizra) is a Christian democratic[3] political party in Switzerland.

In questions of redistribution, education, environmentalism, immigration policy, the EVP stands rather centre-left. In questions of euthanasia, abortion, registered partnerships and other typically Christian issues, the party is conservative. The EVP is centrist on economic issues. On the environment, it claims to be "dedicated to protecting the environment out of a sense of responsibility for the Creation." "Evangelical" translates as evangelisch, the German term for Protestant, as opposed to Evangelicalism as used in Anglo-Saxon Christianity.

In the Federal Assembly of Switzerland, the EVP comprises the Christian Democrats/EPP group, along with the Christian Democratic People's Party.[4] The party is a member of the European Christian Political Movement, having been an observer of the European People's Party until 2008.


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