Christian Democrats (Finland)
The Christian Democrats (Finnish: Suomen Kristillisdemokraatit, KD; Swedish: Kristdemokraterna i Finland) are a Christian-democratic political party in Finland. 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.
|Founded||6 May 1958|
|Headquarters||Karjalankatu 2 C 7 krs.|
|Student wing||Christian Democratic Students of Finland|
|Youth wing||Christian Democratic Youth of Finland|
|Women's wing||Christian Democratic Women of Finland|
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|International affiliation||Centrist Democrat International|
|Nordic affiliation||Centre Group|
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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.