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Christian-Democratic People's Party of Switzerland (CVP / PDC / PPD / PCD)

Last modified: 2022-12-27 by martin karner
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[CVP, Switzerland]   [PDC, Switzerland]  [PDC, Switzerland] images by M. Schmöger, 26 November 2006, 29 November 2015
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About the Flag

CVP (Christlichdemokratische Volkspartei der Schweiz)
PDC (Parti démocrate-chrétien)
PPD (Partito popolare democratico svizzero)
PCD (Partida cristiandemocratica Svizra)
(Christian-democratic People's Party of Switzerland)

This is the smallest of the "big four" parties in Switzerland. It has a Christian-Democratic program. Currently it has 28 seats in the 200-seat lower chamber of the Swiss Parliament (Nationalrat = National Council). One CVP member is minister in the federal government (Bundesrat = Federal Council).

The flag is square and shows the party logo on a white field. The party logo is orange with the abbreviation of the party in white and a partly visible Swiss cross in the fly. Although the logo comes in all four official languages of Switzerland [1], the flag apparently is available only in the German version [2] with the inscription "CVP" and the French version [3] with the inscription "PDC".

M. Schmöger, 26 November 2006

Two photos on the web showing the party flag (German version)
M. Schmöger, 28 November 2006

The corporate identity manual [1] defines the orange colour of the logo as Pantone 144 (CMYK 0/60/100/0; RGB 238/127/0); however, the flag is nowhere defined or described in the 43 pages of the CI manual.

Back in 2006 I had evidence for the flag in the German (CVP) and French (PDC) versions only. In the meantime I have found photographs of the Italian version (PPD) as well [2,3]. A few additional photos have emerged of the German version [4] and the French version [5,6]


M. Schmöger, 29 November 2015

Variant Flags

[PDC, Switzerland] images by M. Schmöger, 28 November 2006

A variant obviously only used as small paper flag (blue-orange-white-orange with the logo in four languages in the white stripe):
M. Schmöger, 28 November 2006