Lithuanian Christian Democrats
|Performance in legislative election|
|Years||Seats in Seimas|
|1922-1923||38 seats (out of 78)|
|1923-1926||40 seats (out of 78)|
|1926-1927||30 seats (out of 85)|
|1990-1992||2 seats (out of 141)|
|1992-1996||10 seats (out of 141)|
|1996-2000||16 seats (out of 141)|
|2000-2004||2 seats (out of 141)|
|2004-2008||No seats (out of 141)|
The Lithuanian Christian Democrats (Lithuanian: Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai, LKD; or krikdemai) was a Christian-democratic political party in Lithuania. Originally established in 1905, it was closely associated with the Roman Catholic Church. Although it dominated Lithuanian politics in the early 1920s, it became inactive in the wake of the 1926 Lithuanian coup d'état, and was not re-established until 1989.
LKD performed well in the 1992 general elections, and in November 1996 it formed a coalition with the Homeland Union and formed a new government. However, the coalition broke up in June 1999. Disappointing results in the 2000 elections triggered a merger with the Christian Democrat Union (KDS). A faction opposed to the merger formed a new party, the Lietuvos krikščioniškosios demokratijos partija, chaired by Zigmas Zinkevičius. LKD was a member of the European People's Party (EPP) as well as the European Christian Political Movement.
The party merged to the Homeland Union on May 17, 2008. Its name was changed to Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats as a result.
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