Bavarian People's Party

The Bavarian People's Party (German: Bayerische Volkspartei; BVP) was the Bavarian branch of the Centre Party, a lay Roman Catholic party, which broke off from the rest of the party in 1918 to pursue a more conservative and more Bavarian particularist course.

Bavarian People's Party
Bayerische Volkspartei
President(s)Karl Friedrich Speck (1918–1929)
Fritz Schäffer (1929–1933)
FoundedDecember 1918
Dissolved5 July 1933
Split fromCentre Party
Succeeded byChristian Social Union in Bavaria
Bavaria Party
Centre Party
(not legal successors)
HeadquartersMunich, Bavaria, Germany
IdeologyPolitical Catholicism
Bavarian regionalism
Christian democracy
Social conservatism[1]
Conservatism
Political positionCentre-right[2]
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Colours  Cyan   White
Party flag