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Major Democratic Conservative Parties

Notes

  1. Democracies are defined as only those 86 countries defined as "free" by Freedom House in their 2001-2002 Freedom House Survey of Freedom.  86 countries out of 192 surveyed are defined as "free," but 121 are determined by Freedom House as "electoral democracies."
  2. Only official party sites are listed.
  3. Only parties with at least four percent of the seats in national parliaments are included below.
  4. Conservative:  Center right.  Parties are mostly members of Christian Democrats International (CDI/IDC) and/or International Democrat Union (IDU). However, not all parties that are members of either the CDI and/or the IDU are conservative.
  5. Party names are almost always only listed below in English.
  6. Most official websites are entirely or partly in English, but some websites are only in the native language of the country of that party.
  1. Liberal Party of Andorra (PLA)ELDR* and LI  [Andorra]
  2. Action for the Republic (AR)  [Argentina]
  3. Liberal PartyAPDU and IDU  [Australia]
  4. National Party (NPA)  [Australia]
  5. Freedom Party (FPO)  [Austria]
  6. People's Party (OEVP)EDU, EPP and IDU  [Austria]
  7. Free National Movement (FNM)  [Bahamas]
  8. Francophone Democratic Front (FDF)  [Belgium]
  9. Flemish Christian People's Party (CVP)EPP  [Belgium]
  10. Walloon Christian Social Party (PSC)CDI and EPP  [Belgium]
  11. United Democratic Party (UDP)CDU  [Belize]
  12. Civic Solidarity Union (UCS)  [Bolivia]
  13. National Democratic Action (ADN)ADU and IDU  [Bolivia]
  14. Democratic Party (DP)ADG  [Botswana]
  15. ConservativeEDU and IDU  [Britain]
  16. Simeon II National Movement (NMS2)  [Bulgaria]
  17. Union of Democratic Forces (UDF)CDI, EDU, EPP* and IDU  [Bulgaria]
  18. Canadian Alliance (CA)  [Canada]
  19. Independent Democratic Union (UDI)  [Chile]
  20. National Renewal (RN)ADU  [Chile]
  21. Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC)CDI  [Costa Rica]
  22. Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)  [Croatia]
  23. Croatian Peasant Party (HSS)  [Croatia]
  24. Democratic Rally (DISY)CDI, EDU, EPP* and IDU  [Cyprus]
  25. Civic Democratic Party (ODS)EDU  [Czech Republic]
  26. Conservative People's Party (KF)CDI, EDU, EPP and IDU  [Denmark]
  27. Left, Liberal Party of Denmark (Venstre)ELDR and LI  [Denmark]
  28. Dominica Freedom Party (DFP)CDU  [Dominica]
  29. Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)CDI, IDU and ODCA  [Dominican Republic]
  30. National Republican Alliance (ARENA)ADU, APDU and IDU  [El Salvador]
  31. Party of National Conciliation (PCN)  [El Salvador]
  32. Pro Patria Union (Fatherland Union)CDI, EDU and IDU  [Estonia]
  33. Reform Party (R)LI  [Estonia]
  34. Christian League (SKL)  [Finland]
  35. National Coalition (KOK) PartyEDU, EPP and IDU  [Finland]
  36. Union for the Presidential Majority (UMP)  [France]
  37. Christian Democratic Union (CDU)CDI, EDU, EPP and IDU  [Germany]
  38. Christian Social Union (CSU)EDU, EPP and IDU  [Germany]
  39. New Democracy Party (ND)CDI, EDU, EPP and IDU  [Greece]
  40. New National PartyCDU and IDU  [Grenada]
  41. Fidesz - Hungarian Citizens' Party (FIDESZ-MPP)CDI, EDU and EPP*  [Hungary]
  42. Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF)CDI  [Hungary]
  43. Independence Party (IP)EDU  [Iceland]
  44. Fianna Fail (FF)  [Ireland]
  45. Progressive Democrats (PD)ELDR  [Ireland]
  46. Likud  [Israel]
  47. Forza Italia (Go Italy)EDU and EPP  [Italy]
  48. National Alliance (AN)  [Italy]
  49. Northern League (LN)  [Italy]
  50. Jamaica Labor Party (JLP)CDU  [Jamaica]
  51. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)  [Japan]
  52. Liberal Party (LP)  [Japan]
  53. Grand National Party (GNP)APDU and IDU  [Korea, South]
  54. United Liberal Democrats (ULD)  [Korea, South]
  55. National Conservative - Alliance of Fatherland and Freedom (TB-LNNK)  [Latvia]
  56. People's Party (TP)EPP*  [Latvia]
  57. Patriotic Union (VU)EDU  [Liechtenstein]
  58. Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP)EDU  [Liechtenstein]
  59. Homeland Union Conservative Party (TSLK)EDU  [Lithuania]
  60. Christian Social People's Party (CSV)CDI, EDU and EPP  [Luxembourg]
  61. Nationalist (PN)CDI, EDU, EPP* and IDU  [Malta]
  62. National Action Party (PAN)CDI and ODCA  [Mexico]
  63. Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA)ADG, DUA and IDU  [Namibia]
  64. People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)ELDR and LI  [Netherlands]
  65. Pim Fortuyn List (LPF)  [Netherlands]
  66. ACT  [New Zealand]
  67. National PartyAPDU and IDU  [New Zealand]
  68. United Future New Zealand (UFNZ)  [New Zealand]
  69. Conservatives (Hoyre)EDU, EPP* and IDU [Norway]
  70. Arnulfist Party (PA)  [Panama]
  71. Christian Democratic Party (PDC) [Panama]

  72. Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (MOLIRENA)  [Panama]
  73. People's Party (PPP)  [Papua New Guinea]
  74. People's Democratic Movement (PDM)  [Papua New Guinea]
  75. People's Action Party (PAP)  [Papua New Guinea]
  76. National Unity (UN)  [Peru]
  77. National Union of Christian and Muslim Democrats (LAKAS)CDI
  78.   [Philippines]
  79. Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC)  [Philippines]
  80. Struggle for Democratic Philippines (LDP)  [Philippines]
  81. Law and Justice (PiS)  [Poland]
  82. Self Defense of the Polish Republic (S)  [Poland]
  83. People's Party (PP)  [Portugal]
  84. Social Democrats (PSD)CDI, EDU, EPP and IDU
  85.   [Portugal]
  86. Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ)CDI**, EDU and EPP*  [Romania]
  87. United Worker's Party (UWP)CDU  [Saint Lucia]
  88. New Democratic Party (NDP)CDI, CDU, and IDU  [Saint Vincent and the Grenadines]
  89. Samoan National Development Party (SNDP)  [Samoa]
  90. Christian Democrats (PDCS)CDI  [San Marino]
  91. Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group (MDFM-PCD)  [São Tomé and Príncipe]
  92. Slovak Democrat and Christian Union (SDKU)  [Slovakia]
  93. Slovene Christian Democrats (SKD)CDI, EDU and EPP
  94.   [Slovenia]
  95. Slovene People's Party (SLS)  [Slovenia]
  96. Social Democrats (SDSS)  [Slovenia]
  97. New National Party (NNP)ADG, DUA and IDU  [South Africa]
  98. Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)  [South Africa]
  99. Convergence and Union of Catalonia (CiU)  [Spain]
  100. People's Party (PP)CDI, EDU, EPP and IDU  [Spain]
  101. Christian Democrats (KDS)CDI and EPP  [Sweden]
  102. Moderates (M)EDU, EPP and IDU  [Sweden]
  103. Christian Democrats (CVP)CDI, EDU and EPP  [Switzerland]
  104. Swiss People's Party (SVP)  [Switzerland]
  105. Nationalist Party (KMT)APDU and IDU
  106.   [Taiwan]
  107. People First Party (PFP)  [Taiwan]
  108. New Aspiration Party (PKWM)  [Thailand]
  109. Thai Nation Party (TNP)  [Thailand]
  110. RepublicansADU, APDU and IDU  [United States]
  111. National Party - Whites (PN)  [Uruguay]

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