Federal Democratic Union of Switzerland
|Federal Democratic Union of Switzerland|
|German name||Eidgenössisch-Demokratische Union (EDU)|
|French name||Union Démocratique Fédérale (UDF)|
|Italian name||Unione Democratica Federale (UDF)|
|Romansh name||Uniun democrata federala (UDF)|
|Members of the Federal Council||None|
|European affiliation||European Christian Political Movement|
|Council of States|
|Politics of Switzerland
Swiss Federal Council
Council of States (members)
National Council (members)
It was founded in 1975 as a split of the Evangelical People's Party and the Nationale Aktion, and in 1991 it entered the Swiss National Council. In May 2007 the party became a member of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM). The EDU received 1.3% of the popular vote in the 2007 elections, and retains a single seat in the Swiss National Council, held by Andreas Brönnimann, representing the canton of Berne.
The EDU is socially conservative, and eurosceptic. The party opposes equal rights for homosexual couples and supports traditional families, Christian values and fiscal conservatism. Furthermore, the party opposes abortion, euthanasia, and heroin clinics, and supported the Swiss minaret ban.
- (German) Der Bund kurz erklärt. Swiss Confederation. 2011. p. 21.
|This article about a Swiss political party is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|