|Leader||Harm van Houten|
|Founded||11 December 1926|
|Dissolved||8 February 1946|
|Merger of||Christian Social Party|
Christian Democratic Party
League of Christian Socialists
|Merged into||Labour Party|
|Religion||Reformed Churches in Repaired Union|
|Part of the Politics series|
The CDU was formed in 1926 as a merger of three even smaller Christian left-wing parties, the Christian Social Party, the Christian Democratic Party and the League of Christian Socialists. It had one seat between 1929 and 1937 and two between 1937 and 1946. The party always was in opposition.
It was linked to the minor denomination Reformed Churches in Repaired Union (Dutch: Gereformeerde Kerken in Hersteld Verband), which split from the mainstream Reformed churches, because of its pacifism. The Synod of the reformed church therefore decreed disciplinary measures against members of the CDU.
The CDU stood for a just society based on biblical rules. The party's principles were based on the work of reformed theologian Karl Barth. It was a left-wing party to the extent that it was opposed to war in any form and demanded radical redistribution of income, nationalisation of core industries and influence of workers on corporations. It was in favor of Christian Democracy to the extent that it wanted to keep the sabbath.
|1929||Harm van Houten||12,407||0.38% ||
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|1933||Harm van Houten||38,459||1.03% ||
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|1937||Harm van Houten||38,459||2.09% ||
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