Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland
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|German name||Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz (EVP)|
|French name||Parti évangelique suisse (PEV)|
|Italian name||Partito Evangelico Svizzero (PEV)|
|Romansh name||Partida evangelica da la Svizra (PEV)|
|Founded||1919 P. Christian Protestant|
1994 Swiss Evangelical P.
Case Postale 3467
|Political position||Social: Right-wing|
Economic: Centre to centre-left
|European affiliation||European Christian Political Movement|
3 / 200
|Council of States|
0 / 46
0 / 154
39 / 2,609
Swiss Federal Council
Council of States (members)
National Council (members)
The Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland (German: Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz, French: Parti évangelique suisse, Italian: Partito Evangelico Svizzero, Romansh: Partida evangelica da la Svizra) is a Protestant Christian-democratic political party in Switzerland, active mainly in the Cantons of Bern, Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Aargau and Zürich. "Evangelical" translates as evangelisch, the German term for "Protestant", as opposed to "evangelical" as used in Anglo-Saxon Christianity.
The EVP is conservative on euthanasia, abortion, registered partnerships and other typically Christian issues, centrist on economic issues and stands rather centre-left on issues of wealth redistribution, education, environmentalism and immigration. Among other things, it claims to be "dedicated to protecting the environment out of a sense of responsibility for Creation" and states that "the ethical values of the Bible should be the foundation of society."
The EVP is a member of the European Christian Political Movement (EPCM) and was previously an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP) until 2008. In the Federal Assembly of Switzerland the EVP forms a joint group along with the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP) and the Christian Social Party of Obwalden (CSP OW).
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