List of Christian democratic parties

List of Christian democratic parties

Christian democratic parties are those political parties that seek to apply Christian principles to public policy. The underlying Christian democracy movement emerged in 19th-century Europe, largely under the influence of Catholic social teaching, and it continues to be influential in Europe and Latin America, though in a number of countries its Christian ethos has been diluted by secularisation. In practice, Christian democracy is often considered conservative on cultural, social, and moral issues and progressive on fiscal and economic issues. In Europe, where their opponents have traditionally been secularist socialists, Christian democratic parties are moderately conservative overall, whereas in the very different cultural and political environment of Latin America they tend to lean to the left. It is the dominant political movement in Europe.

List of Christian democratic parties organized by country



 Antigua and Barbuda

  • First Christian Democratic Party








 Bosnia and Herzegovina





  • Christian Democratic Party



 Democratic Republic of the Congo

 Costa Rica




 Czech Republic

  • Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party
  • Christian Democratic Party (merged later with Civic Democratic Party)


  • Christian Democratic Party

 Dominican Republic

 East Timor


 El Salvador










  • Christian Democratic Party


  • Christian Democratic Party


















 Netherlands Antilles

 New Zealand




 Papua New Guinea




  • Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian-Muslim Democrats
  • Bangon Pilipinas Party






 San Marino

  • Christian Democratic Party

 São Tomé and Príncipe




 South Africa





  • Christian Democratic Party of Syria


 United Kingdom



Other entities

Other Christianity-related parties

Related philosophies


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