Definitions for "Christian Democrats"
progressive Catholics and revitalized Catholic political parties that became influential after the Second World War. (p. 995)
The Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna) is a political party in Sweden. The party was founded in 1964 but did not enter parliament until 1985 in an electoral cooperation with the Centre Party and on their own accord in 1991. The leader since April 3 2004 is Göran Hägglund.
The Christian Democrats (Kristillisdemokraatit or Kristdemokraterna) is a political party in Finland. The party was founded in 1958, chiefly from the Christian faction of the conservative National Coalition Party. The name was initially Finnish Christian League (Suomen Kristillinen Liitto or Finlands Kristliga Förbund) but it was changed in 2001.