Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland
|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)|
|Members of the Federal Council||None|
|Founded||1919 P. Christian Protestant
1994 Swiss Evangelical P.
Case Postale 3467
|European affiliation||European Christian Political Movement|
|Council of States|
|Politics of Switzerland
Swiss Federal Council
Council of States (members)
National Council (members)
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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 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. The party is a member of the European Christian Political Movement, having been an observer of the European People's Party until 2008.
- (German) Der Bund kurz erklärt. Swiss Confederation. 2011. p. 20.
- Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
- Jeff Haynes; Anja Hennig (3 July 2013). Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects. Routledge. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-136-66171-6.
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