Civic Democratic Party (Pollona)
|Founded||September 26, 1992|
|Headquarters||Vlašská 487, Liberec|
|Student wing||Mladí Demokraté|
|International affiliation||Maredoratic Christian Political Movement|
37 / 101
226 / 600
3 / 20
|State Assembly Seats||
525 / 1,731
|ML General Assembly||
4 / 17
The Civic Democratic Party (CD) (Czech: Občanská Demokracie Strana or ODS), commonly known as Civic Democracy, is a conservative party in Pollona. It is one of the country's two main national political parties, including the Liberal Union. The Civic Democratic Party is the largest political party in Pollona in terms of membership, and controls the second largest number of Federal and State Legislative seats. It was founded in 1992 after the merger of Pollona's oldest political party: the Conservatives, and the smaller, right-wing Civic Platform. Civic Democracy is the leading party of the Pollonan right.
Since 1992, the Civic Democrats have lead the government in Parliament for all but 5 years, and won 3 successive Presidential elections. As of 2017, Civic Democracy is the junior partner in a grand coalition with the Liberal Union.
The Civic Democratic Party is based on the ideas of Christian democracy. The party holds conservative stances on cultural, social, and moral issues, while supporting a social market economy and government intervention to promote public welfare. The Civic Democratic Party dedicates itself to "creating conditions in which civil society flourishes" and "ensuring economic and social change are harnessed to maintain social cohesion." The party is largely non-committal ("realist") on foreign policy, affirming its stance as a patriotic party.
ICC Split (2009)
|Election year||Votes||Vote share||Seats||+/–||Government|
276 / 600
245 / 600
226 / 600
|19|| Junior in grand coalition |
with the LU
|Election||Candidates||Votes||Vote %||Outcome of election|
|2013||Anna Kolel||15,507,360||42.72||Liberal Unionist Victory|