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Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland
German name Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz (EVP)
French name Parti Evangelique Suisse (PEV)
Italian name Partito Evangelico Svizzero (PEV)
Romansh name Partida evangelica da la Svizra (PEV)
President Ruedi Aeschbacher
Members of the Swiss Federal Council None
Founded 1919 P. Christian Protestant
1994 Swiss Evangelical P.
Headquarters Josefstrasse 32
Case Postale 3467
8021 Zurich
Ideology Christian democracy, Centrism, Protestantism, Social conservatism
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
European affiliation European People's Party (observer; left in 2008),
European Christian Political Movement
Official colours Yellow, Black
Politics of Switzerland
Political parties
Swiss Federal Council
Federal Chancellor
Federal Assembly
Council of States (members)
National Council (members)
PEV redirects here. For the Portuguese ecologist party see: Partido Ecologista "Os Verdes". For so-called "flying bishops", see Provincial episcopal visitor.

The Evangelical People's Party of Switzerland (German: Evangelische Volkspartei der Schweiz, French: Parti Evangelique Suisse, Italian: Partito Evangelico Svizzero, Romansh: Partida evangelica da la Svizra) is a political party in Switzerland.

In questions of redistribution, education, environmentalism, immigration policy, the EVP stands rather center-left. In questions of euthanasia, abortion, and registered partnership and other typically Christian issues, the party is conservative. The EVP is centrist on economic issues. On the environment it claims "The EPP is dedicated to protecting the environment out of a sense of responsibility for the Creation." "Evangelical" translates as evangelisch, the Swiss term for Protestant, as opposed to Evangelicalism as used in Anglo-Saxon Christianity.

In the Federal Assembly of Switzerland, the EVP comprises the Group CVP/EVP/glp (Fraktion CVP/EVP/glp) along with the Christian Democratic People's Party and Green Liberal Party.[1]


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