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Christian Social Party (Belgium)

Christlich-Soziale Partei
Leader Mathieu Grosch
Founded 1972
Preceded by None
Headquarters national secretariat
Kaperberg 6, Eupen
Ideology Christian democracy[1]
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
European affiliation European People's Party
European Parliament group European People's Party
Colours Orange
Walloon counterpart Humanist Democratic Centre
Flemish counterpart Christian Democratic and Flemish
Politics of Belgium
Political parties
Not to be confused with the defunct Christian Social Party (Belgium) 1945-1968

The Christian Social Party (German: Christlich-Soziale Partei, CSP) is a Christian democratic political party operating in the German-speaking community of Belgium. Its President is Mathieu Grosch.

In the 2004 European Parliament election, standing as Christlich-Soziale Partei - Europäische Volkspartei, the party gained the single seat allocated by Belgian law to the German-speaking community. The CSP works together with its Francophone counterpart Humanist Democratic Centre in other elections.

Election results

Parliament of the German-speaking Community

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote  % of language
group vote
# of overall seats won # of language
group seats won
+/- Notes
1990 13,178 33.6 (#1)
1995 13,307 35.9 (#1) Increase 2
1999 12,822 34.8 (#1) Decrease 1
2004 11,905 32.8 (#1) Decrease 1
2009 10,122 27.0 (#1) Decrease 1

European Parliament

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote  % of electoral
college vote
# of overall seats won # of electoral
college seats won
+/- Notes
1994 11,999 31.3 (#1)
1999 13,456 36.5 (#1) Steady 0
2004 15,722 42.5 (#1) Steady 0
2009 12,475 32.3 (#1) Steady 0


  • Robert J. Houben (1905-1992)


External links

  • Official site
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