Anti-Revolutionary Party

The Anti-Revolutionary Party (Dutch: Anti-Revolutionaire Partij, ARP) was a Protestant conservative and Christian democratic[4] political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded in 1879 by Abraham Kuyper, a neo-Calvinist theologian and minister. In 1980 the party merged with the Catholic People's Party (KVP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU) to form the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

Anti-Revolutionary Party
Anti-Revolutionaire Partij
AbbreviationARP
LeaderAbraham Kuyper
(1879–1920)
Hendrik Colijn
(1920–1944)
Vacant
(1944–1945)
Jan Schouten
(1945–1956)
Jelle Zijlstra
(1956)
Sieuwert Bruins Slot
(1956–1958)
Jelle Zijlstra
(1958–1959)
Sieuwert Bruins Slot
(1959–1963)
Barend Biesheuvel
(1963–1973)
Willem Aantjes
(1973–1977)
FounderAbraham Kuyper
Founded3 April 1879 (1879-04-03)
Dissolved27 September 1980 (1980-09-27)
Merged intoChristian Democratic Appeal
HeadquartersKuyperhuis
Dr. Kuyperstraat 3
The Hague
Youth wingARJOS
Think tankDr. A. Kuyper-stichting
IdeologyChristian democracy
Social conservatism
Dutch nationalism[1]
Political positionCentre-right[2][3]
ReligionReformed Churches in the Netherlands
Dutch Reformed Church
European affiliationEuropean Union of Christian Democrats
European Parliament groupChristian Democratic Group
ColoursBlue and Purple