Catholic Flemish People's Party

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The Catholic Flemish People's Party (Dutch: Katholieke Vlaamse Volkspartij, KVV) was a political party in Belgium from 1936 until 1945.

History[edit]

The party was formed in 1936 following the defeat of the Catholic Party at the 1936 general elections as a Flemish Faction of the party.[1][2] Together with the Francophone Catholic Social Party, the two factions formed the Catholic Bloc. In the 1939 general elections the combined Catholic Bloc won 67 seats. The KVV won a further six seats in the Chamber of Representatives and three seats in the Senate running alone. It did not contest any further elections,[3] as following World War II the two parties merged into the Christian Social Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Erk (2005) Sub-state nationalism and the left–right divide: critical junctures in the formation of nationalist labour movements in Belgium Nations and Nationalism, Vol 11 (4), pp551–570
  2. ^ Els Witte (2009) Political History of Belgium: From 1830 Onwards Asp/Vubpress/Upa, p199
  3. ^ KVV Belgian Elections