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
LeaderAbraham Kuyper
Hendrik Colijn
Jan Schouten
Jelle Zijlstra
Sieuwert Bruins Slot
Jelle Zijlstra
Sieuwert Bruins Slot
Barend Biesheuvel
Willem Aantjes
FounderAbraham Kuyper
Founded3 April 1879 (1879-04-03)
Dissolved27 September 1980 (1980-09-27)
Merged intoChristian Democratic Appeal
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