Christian People's Party, 208
The Christian People's Party appeared too late to qualify as
one of the original parties in Janda's 1950-1962 ICPP study.
It continued to1990 and qualified for the Harmel-Janda study
of party change in Denmark, Germany, the U.K. and U.S.
essay on party politics in Denmark from 1963 to 2000
- The KRF was founded with help from Norwegian and
Swedish sister parties in 1970, largely as a reaction
against the abolition of censorship, the relaxation of
abortion laws, and the introduction of sex education in
schools (Thomas and Oakley, 1998: 92). It first gained a
small foothold in the legislature in 1973 with four
percent of the seats. Legislative clout rose to as high
as nine percent of the seats in 1982--when the party
contributed to the cabinet -- but support dwindled
afterwards. The party failed in 1994 to win the two
percent of the vote necessary for representation in the
legislature, though it did make the cutoff point in the
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to variables for annual scores of the party's
issue orientation, organizational complexity, centralization
of power, and coherence from 1950 through 1990.