- Christian Democratic Party (France)
The Christian Democratic Party (Parti chrétien-démocrate, PCD) is a conservative Christian-democratic party in France. The party was known as the Forum of Social Republicans (FRS) between 2001 and June 2009 before being adopting its current name. Its founder and leader is Christine Boutin.
The FRS was established in March 2001 as a social conservative faction within the Christian democratic Union for French Democracy (UDF) and emerged as an independent party in December of the same year, when Boutin announced her candidacy in the French presidential election, 2002, in contrast with UDF leader and official candidate François Bayrou, and was consequently expelled.
In 2005, the FRS called for a NO vote in the referendum over the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe.
The PCD is an associate party of the Union for a Popular Movement and is a member of the Liaison Committee for the Presidential Majority.
The party also claims 9,500 members as of 2009.
- ^ http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2009/06/20/01011-20090620FILWWW00606-boutin-cree-le-parti-chretien-democrate.php
- ^ Jean-Frédéric Poisson was deputy, in replacement of Christine Boutin, nominated to the cabinet, until she left the government in June 2009, at which date she was eligible to retrieve her seat. She did not wish to do so, therefore a by-election will be held.
- ^ Key Numbers, frs-ladroitehumaine.fr
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