Christian Democrats (Finland)

The Christian Democrats (Finnish: Suomen Kristillisdemokraatit, KD; Swedish: Kristdemokraterna i Finland) are a Christian-democratic political party in Finland.[5][6] The Christian Democrats have five seats in the Finnish Parliament. The party was represented in the Finnish government by Minister of Interior Päivi Räsänen from 22 June 2011 until 29 May 2015.

Christian Democrats
Finnish nameKristillisdemokraatit
Swedish nameKristdemokraterna
LeaderSari Essayah
Founded6 May 1958
HeadquartersKarjalankatu 2 C 7 krs.
FI-00520 HELSINKI
NewspaperKD-lehti
Student wingChristian Democratic Students of Finland[1]
Youth wingChristian Democratic Youth of Finland[2]
Women's wingChristian Democratic Women of Finland[3]
Membership (2019)10,750[4]
IdeologyChristian democracy[5][6]
Social conservatism[6][7]
Political positionCentre-right[7]
European affiliationEuropean People's Party
International affiliationCentrist Democrat International
Nordic affiliationCentre Group
Colours  Blue
  Orange
Parliament
5 / 200
European Parliament
0 / 13
Municipalities
314 / 8,999
Website
www.kd.fi

The party was founded in 1958, chiefly by the Christian faction of the National Coalition Party, as the Finnish Christian League (Suomen Kristillinen Liitto, SKL; Finlands Kristliga Förbund.) The party adopted its current name in 2001.