Christian Centre

The Christian Centre — For a Germany according to GOD's commandments (German: Christliche Mitte — Für ein Deutschland nach GOTTES Geboten), abbreviated CM, is a Christian conservative fringe party in Germany. Without parliamentary representation, it is a party that represents strict ultra-conservative Christian values. Unlike the more moderate Party of Bible-abiding Christians, the party's core values overlap with those of far-right ideology, emphasising anti-Semitism, national conservatism, anti-pluralism, anti-LGBT and ethnic collectivism.[1]

Christian Centre
Christliche Mitte
LeaderJosef Happel
Founded27 August 1988 (1988-08-27)
Split fromCentre Party
HeadquartersLiesborn
IdeologyNational conservatism
Social conservatism
Christian conservatism
Anti-Islam
Anti-Esotericism
Euroscepticism
Anti-LGBT
Political positionRight-wing to far-right
Website
www.christliche-mitte.de

HistoryEdit

The CM was founded on 27. August 1988 by Adelgunde Mertensacker after she was voted out of the German Centre Party. Mertensacker remained president of the party until she died on 12. October 2013, after which no new president was selected. During their active time, the party was largely unsuccessful, never receiving a municipal mandate, and never exceeding 0.2 % of votes in a European Parliament election. The CM explained their overall low popularity by the "moral decay in Europe" and that their political program was "too sophisticated".

In February 2016, the party announced that it would no longer contest elections but instead would focus on political activism.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frank Decker; Viola Neu, eds. (2013). Handbuch der deutschen Parteien (2nd ed.). Springer VS. p. 221. ISBN 978-3-658-00962-5.

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