Christian Democratic People's Party (Hungary)

The Christian Democratic People's Party (Hungarian: Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt, KDNP) is a Christian rightist political party in Hungary. It is officially a coalition partner of the ruling party, Fidesz, but is in reality a satellite party of Fidesz[6][7] and has been unable to get into the Parliament on its own since 1998. For several elections prior to the pact, they had been unable to pass the election threshold of 5% of the vote. Without Fidesz, its support cannot be measured,[8][9][10] and even a leading Fidesz politician, János Lázár, stated that Fidesz does not consider the government to be a coalition government.[11]

Christian Democratic People's Party
Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt
AbbreviationKDNP
PresidentZsolt Semjén
Deputy PresidentPéter Harrach
Miklós Seszták
Founded13 October 1944 (1944-10-13)
Legalised1989
Preceded byUnited Christian Party
HeadquartersBazsarozsa u, 69. ,
1141 Budapest
Youth wingYoung Christian Democratic Alliance
Women's wingChristian Democratic People's Party Women's Wing[1]
IdeologyHistorical:
Christian democracy[3][4]
Political positionRight-wing[5]
ReligionRoman Catholicism
National affiliationFidesz–KDNP
European affiliationEuropean People's Party
European Parliament groupEuropean People's Party
Colors    Green and gold
SloganTöbb fényt! ("More Light!")
National Assembly
16 / 199
European Parliament
(Hungarian seats)
1 / 21
Website
kdnp.hu