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Swiss People's Party

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The Swiss People's Party (German: Schweizerische Volkspartei, SVP; Romansh: Partida populara Svizra, PPS), also known as the Democratic Union of the Centre (French: Union démocratique du centre, UDC; Italian: Unione Democratica di Centro, UDC), is a national conservative and right-wing populist political party in Switzerland. It is the largest party in the Federal Assembly, with 53 members of the National Council and 6 members of the Council of States.

The current leader of the party is Marco Chiesa.

The SVP was founded in 1971 from a merger of the Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents (BGB) and the Democratic Party.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • svp.ch (in German, French, and Italian)