- Christian Social Party (Switzerland)
Christian Social Party German name Christlich-soziale Partei (CSP) French name Parti chrétien-social (PCS) Italian name Partito Cristiano Sociale (PCS) Romansh name Partida cristiansociala de la Svizra (PCS) President Marius Achermann Members of the Federal Council None Founded 21 June 1997 Headquarters Eichenstrasse 79
Membership (2011) 1,500 Ideology Christian left
International affiliation None European affiliation None Official colours Turquoise National Council Council of States Cantonal legislatures Website csp-pcs.ch Politics of Switzerland
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The Christian Social Party (German: Christlich-soziale Partei; French: Parti chrétien-social) is a political party in Switzerland. The CSP is more social democratic than the CVP. With the moderate Christian left as its background, the CSP commits itself to social democratic and environmentalist political solutions. The core principles of the CSP contain, among others "solidarity with the socially and economically disadvantaged and the preservation of the environment."
The CSP only has one seat on the federal scale in the National Council of Switzerland, the lower house, and has always been representing the State of Fribourg. On a cantonal level, the CSP has many elected members, mainly in catholic cantons of Valais, Fribourg, Obwalden and Jura. In the latter, the CSP had until late 2010 one elected member in the Executive body, the Conseil d'Etat of the Republic of Jura.
The CSP is a center-left political party and has strong environmentalist views. It also has social values and aims for taxing richer people. On a societal point of view, it has very liberal views and acts in favour of abortion rights, same-sex relationships and euthanasia, which differs strongly with other common Christian political parties, which traditionally are conservative.
- ^ (German) Der Bund kurz erklärt. Swiss Confederation. 2011. p. 21. http://www.bk.admin.ch/dokumentation/02070/index.html?lang=de&download=M3wBPgDB_8ull6Du36WenojQ1NTTjaXZnqWfVpzLhmfhnapmmc7Zi6rZnqCkkIZ5gH97bKbXrZ6lhuDZz8mMps2gpKfo.
- Christian Social Party at swisspolitics.org
- Biography of Hugo Fasel, CSP member of parliament on the website of the Swiss Parliament. (German)
- Home page (in German); (in French)
- Umbrella organization including Freiburg chapter of the party (in German)
- CSP Jura (in French)
- CSP Näfels (in German)
- CSP Obwalden (in German)
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